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    it's going good/well

    Hello everyone,
    I have a problem understanding why we use "good" in this example to when talking about a verb "going". Shouldn't I use "well" with verbs and "good" with adjectives? Like in "a good job is the job that is always going well" or something like that.

    -"How's the new job going?"
    -"Good, thanks."

    Thank you.

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    Re: it's going good/well

    It's mostly speakers of AmE who informally use 'good' for 'well'.

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    Re: it's going good/well

    The job is good. It's going well. If you combine those thoughts in your head, then "Good, thanks" works just fine.
    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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