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    I am a wonderful cook. my dinner parties have gone well so far.

    Hello all,

    Is this sentence correct?

    I am a wonderful cook. My dinner parties have gone well so far.
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 27-Oct-2017 at 17:39. Reason: Thanks Emsr2d2.
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    Re: I am a wonderful cook. my dinner parties have gone well so far.

    You have failed to use a capital letter after a full stop. Use the Edit Post facility to fix that error.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I am a wonderful cook. my dinner parties have gone well so far.

    There are two sentences there, and they're now both grammatical.

    We usually leave it to others to say how wonderful we are at something.

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    Re: I am a wonderful cook. my dinner parties have gone well so far.

    The marked lack of modesty aside, if you're a wonderful cook, I would expect you to be able to say something more impressive about your dinner parties than that they have "gone well".
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    Re: I am a wonderful cook. my dinner parties have gone well so far.

    Thanks all. Actually I am not a good cook and I am not keen on it. I saw that sentences in a book of a teacher and I wanted to know if "go well" is OK. Those sentences was a part of a long paragraph.

    I guess "go well/bad/smoothly" means "to happen or develop in a particular way".
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    Re: I am a wonderful cook. my dinner parties have gone well so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    Thanks all. Actually​, I am not a good cook and I am not keen on it cooking. I saw that those sentences in a book of by a teacher and I wanted to know if "go well" is OK. Those sentences was were a part of a long paragraph.

    I guess "go well/bad/smoothly" means "to happen or develop in a particular way".
    "Go well/badly/smoothly" used in a non-continuous form generally refer to a single event or incident.

    Ann: How was the dinner party you held for your parents?
    Dave: It went well.

    Ann: How did the birthday party go?
    Dave: It went really badly!

    Used in a continuous form, it refers to an ongoing situation or event, or how something is developing.

    Dave: How's your new job going?
    Ann: It's going really well. I love it.

    Dave: How are you getting on with that essay?
    Ann: It's going badly. I've only written the introduction so far.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I am a wonderful cook. my dinner parties have gone well so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    I saw that sentence in a book ...
    Always tell us the source and author of any text you are quoting in post #1, please.

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