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    well/good

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    "I'm trying to teach them something" "And how's it going?" "Pretty well" or good.

    I think "well" is correct?

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    Exclamation Re: well/good

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    "I'm trying to teach them something" "And how's it going?" "Pretty well" or good.

    I think "well" is correct?
    Both are correct. You can also say "pretty good", However, "pretty well" is commonly accepted phrase meaning: something more than satifactory. So instead of saying:
    It is going pretty well right now. it means same to say only Pretty well.

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    Re: well/good

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    I didn't know that both are correct?


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    Re: well/good

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    "I'm trying to teach them something" "And how's it going?" "Pretty well" or good.

    I think "well" is correct?
    I'm trying to teach them something good. - This is correct, and "good" is an adjective. It's a clause reduction - "something that is good" becomes "something good".

    It's going pretty well. - This is correct, though in colloquial or informal American English, you'll hear people say "good" as a reply to this question. This is probably so because "How's it going?" can be taken to mean "How are you?", and it is correct to say "I'm good" as a reply to "How are you?"

    good: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com

    adv. Informal.
    Well.

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