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    #1

    achieve/meet/well

    We worked hard to achieve our goals.
    We worked hard to meet our aims.
    What is suitable to say ?and can I replace achieve with meet in both sentences like this:
    We worked hard to meet our goals.
    We worked hard to achieve our aims.

    ''She plays piano well,He plays football well,I sing song well''
    What is the meaning of ''well'' in these sentences?
    well done or just normal?

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    Re: achieve/meet/well

    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    We worked hard to achieve our goals. - Correct
    We worked hard to meet our aims. - Correct
    What is suitable to say ?and can I replace achieve with meet in both sentences like this:
    We worked hard to meet our goals. Correct
    We worked hard to achieve our aims. Correct

    ''She plays piano well,He plays football well,I sing song well'' - The text in red is not correct English, you could say 'I sing well' or, 'I sing songs well'. Though 'can' is often added eg. 'I can sing well' or, 'I can sing songs well' to show ability.
    What is the meaning of ''well'' in these sentences? - 'Well' in this context means that something is done in a good or skillful manner.
    well done or just normal?

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    #3

    Re: achieve/meet/well

    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    We worked hard to achieve our goals.
    We worked hard to meet our aims.
    What is suitable to say ?and can I replace achieve with meet in both sentences like this:
    We worked hard to meet our goals.
    We worked hard to achieve our aims.

    ''She plays piano well,He plays football well,I sing song well''
    What is the meaning of ''well'' in these sentences?
    well done or just normal?
    I would say that you "meet goals" and "achieve aims".

    As far as "well" is concerned, it means that they do those things slightly better than "normal/standard".

    In order of quality (from the worst to the best):

    He plays the piano appallingly.
    He plays the piano terribly.
    He plays the piano badly.
    He plays the piano adequately.
    He plays the piano well.
    He plays the piano very well.
    He plays the piano really well.
    He plays the piano brilliantly.

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