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    Good vs. Well


    How are you? I知 well or I知 good? I hear both..

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    Re: Good vs. Well

    As they're both so common, I think they're both correct. In more formal contexts, I would use 'well'.

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    Re: Good vs. Well

    or; I'm OK, I'm Fine,

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    Re: Good vs. Well

    It depends. It depends on who is asking the question and what he or she is asking about. If the question is specifically about your health then "I'm well" is probably the better response. If the question is about things in general then "I'm good" might be the better response.

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    Re: Good vs. Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Studentlearner View Post
    How are you? I知 well or I知 good? I hear both..
    I agree with Ron.

    The construction "I am xxx" is looking for an adjective.

    When it comes to health, "well" (usually an adverb) is an adjective, meaning healthy. When it comes to other issues, such as general spirits, state of affairs, etc., "good" is quite acceptable.

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    Re: Good vs. Well

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    It depends. It depends on who is asking the question and what he or she is asking about. If the question is specifically about your health then "I'm well" is probably the better response. If the question is about things in general then "I'm good" might be the better response.

    Are you an ESL learner?

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    I'm in the 9th grade.

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    Re: Good vs. Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Studentlearner View Post
    I'm in the 9th grade.
    Welcome to the forum.

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