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    What is correct? Well vs Good

    What sentence is correct? Please help.

    I speak good English.

    or

    I speak English well.

    Is there a rule why one is correct?

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    Re: What is correct? Well vs Good

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What sentence is correct? Please help.

    I speak good English.

    or

    I speak English well.

    Is there a rule why one is correct?
    I'm not a teaccher, but either one is correct in standard English. The first describes the quality of your English, "good". The second describes the manner in which you speak it, "well".

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    Exclamation Re: What is correct? Well vs Good

    I am not a professional teacher. Here both the sentences are correct. In the first sentence 'good' is used as an adjective modifying the noun English. So it is placed before it. In the second sentence 'well' is used as an adverb. So it is placed after the verb 'speak' which it modifies.

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    Re: What is correct? Well vs Good

    Quote Originally Posted by Manas Ranjan Mallick View Post
    I am not a professional teacher. Here both the sentences are correct. In the first sentence 'good' is used as an adjective modifying the noun English. So it is placed before it. In the second sentence 'well' is used as an adverb. So it is placed after the verb 'speak' which it modifies.
    Either one is acceptable!

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