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    I would like to ask a question about 'well'.

    Hi, teachers.
    Can you please see the question below.
    The answer is (B) quite, but can you explain why (A) 'well' is awkward in the context.

    Thank you! Your answers are always a lot helpful. I really appreciate it.

    Even though the new furniture in the
    clinic’s lobby appears uncomfortable, they
    are actually -------- plush and relaxing.
    (A) well (B) quite

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    Re: I would like to ask a question about 'well'.

    Firstly, "furniture" is uncountable so "they" should be "it". Secondly, "well plush" is simply wrong, not just awkward..

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    Re: I would like to ask a question about 'well'.

    You may hear well used to mean very before and adjective in some regional varieties of English, but well plush is not standard English.

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