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    Constantinos is offline Newbie
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    Default to sound good or well?

    Hello,


    Which of the above is right good or well? or both? when talking about names for instance.


    Thank you.

    Dino

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    Quote Originally Posted by Constantinos View Post
    Hello,


    Which of the above is right good or well? or both? when talking about names for instance.


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    It's to sound good, for the verb sound is a linking verb, and linking verbs take adjectives, not adverbs, as their complement.


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    Default Re: to sound good or well?

    Well can be used as an adjective when it means not sick.

    Tom sounds good today. (His voice has a high quality sound.)

    Tom sounds well today. (He no longer sounds sick.)

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    The violin sounds well or good?

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    Default Re: to sound good or well?

    The violin (noun) sounds (linking verb) good (adjective) if it is played (verb [participle]) well (adverb).

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