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    when I do good, I feel good

    Hello.

    I'm reading well-known quotations by Abraham Lincoln and I have problem with this one:

    When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
    I'm quite sure we must replace "good" to "well". What do you think? Why did he say it?

    Thanks in advance.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: when I do good, I feel good

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I'm reading well-known quotations by Abraham Lincoln and I have problem with this one:

    When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
    I'm quite sure we must replace "good" to "well". What do you think? Why did he say it?

    Thanks in advance.
    It's fine as it is.

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    Re: when I do good, I feel good


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    #4

    Re: when I do good, I feel good

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post

    I'm quite sure we must replace "good" to "well". What do you think? Why did he say it?
    It would change the meaning- you can do good and do well.

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