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    #1

    good, well, bad

    For the question "How are you?" the correct positive answer is "I am well." What is the negative answer? "I am badly."?

    The second issue: for the casual question "how are the things?" shlould I answer "they are well" or "they are good"?

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    Re: good, well, bad

    I would say "Things haven't been great lately" for both questions.

    Not a teacher...not even remotely.

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    #3

    Re: good, well, bad

    Salvador, why would you give that answer for the second question?

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    #4

    Re: good, well, bad

    How about Not too good?

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    #5

    Re: good, well, bad

    Because the OP's responses to the second question were positive, I would suggest "Things are good" or "They're good".

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    #6

    Re: good, well, bad

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    Salvador, why would you give that answer for the second question?
    Because I made a mistake. I did't realise he was looking for a positive response in the second one.

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    Re: good, well, bad

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Because the OP's responses to the second question were positive, I would suggest "Things are good" or "They're good".
    I meant that as an alternative answer to the first question.

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    Re: good, well, bad

    I believe you meant to ask HOW ARE THINGS? -- this is an informal greeting similar to "how are you?" You answer by saying how things are with you -- either good, OK, so-so, or not so good.
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