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    #1

    any word can replace "well"?

    Hi,

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    For each of my sentence, are there any words can replace "well"?

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    Your company is well recognised. Eg, it won the PrizX.
    Sentence2:
    Your company is well established. Eg, it has 1 million customers.
    Sentence3:
    Your company is well known.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: any word can replace "well"?

    There may well be obscure words, or words with more letters, but well says it best in each instance. Why try to complicate it?

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    #3

    Re: any word can replace "well"?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    For each of my sentences, are there any words that can replace "well"?

    Sentence1:
    Your company is well recognised. Eg, it won the PrizX.
    Sentence2:
    Your company is well established. Eg, it has 1 million customers.
    Sentence3:
    Your company is well known.

    Thanks
    Any word can replace "well"?
    Can any word replace "well"?

    English questions start with a question word, and "any" is not a question word.
    'Any word can replace "well"?' is a statement, not a question, and putting a question mark at the end does not make it a correct question sentence.


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    #4

    Re: any word can replace "well"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    [COLOR=blue]English questions start with a question word, and "any" is not a question word.
    Nor is 'can'.

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    #5

    Re: any word can replace "well"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    Nor is 'can'.
    It most certainly is, it's a word used to ask questions about ability and possibility.


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    #6

    Re: any word can replace "well"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    it's a word used to ask questions about ability and possibility.
    True, but that is not the definition of question words.
    English Question Words - Beginner Guide to the Use of Question Words in English
    Last edited by Kondorosi; 14-Dec-2009 at 11:14.

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    #7

    Re: any word can replace "well"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    True, but that is not the definition of question words.
    English Question Words - Beginner Guide to the Use of Question Words in English
    That's a very narrow definition of what constitutes a word used to ask questions.


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    #8

    Re: any word can replace "well"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    That's a very narrow definition of what constitutes a word used to ask questions.
    We are talking about what grammars call "question words" and not words that we use to ask questions. They are apples and oranges to me.

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    #9

    Re: any word can replace "well"?

    Perhaps you would like to start a new thread on question words, which would be interesting, but we're straying from the original poster's questions.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for the replacement of "well"?

    (I don't.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

    Re: any word can replace "well"?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    For each of my sentence, are there any words can replace "well"?

    Sentence1:
    Your company is well recognised. Eg, it won the PrizX.
    Sentence2:
    Your company is well established. Eg, it has 1 million customers.
    Sentence3:
    Your company is well known.

    Thanks
    In #3, I think 'widely' would work.
    In #2, I think 'firmly' would work.

    I think #1 is an odd sentence. Assuming winning the PrizX is an honor, I would have said 'well regarded'.

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