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    #1

    "as good as" or "as well as"

    hi guys,

    which of these phrases is correct?

    "I'll try to answer your question as good as possible"

    or

    "I'll try to answer your question as well as possible"

    or should I change it into:

    "I'll try to answer your question as satisfactorily as possible"


    thanks for the helP!

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    #2

    Re: "as good as" or "as well as"

    Quote Originally Posted by trapanipalermo View Post
    hi guys,

    which of these phrases is correct?

    "I'll try to answer your question as good as possible"

    or

    "I'll try to answer your question as well as possible"

    or should I change it into:

    "I'll try to answer your question as satisfactorily as possible"


    thanks for the helP!
    You need an adverb:

    I`ll try to answer your question as well as possible.[ adverb]
    I`ll try to answer your question as satisfactorily as possible. [adverb]

    I`ll try to give a good answer to your question. [ adjective]


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    #3

    Re: "as good as" or "as well as"

    If you must use the 'as...as' construction, then of your examples, you're stuck with
    "I'll try to answer your question as satisfactorily as possible" which sounds like something that a person before a Select Committee might say.
    A native speaker would be more likely to say,
    "I'll try to answer your question as best I can."

    It is the questioner who would be more likely to say:
    "Please try to answer the question as (adverb) as possible."

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    #4

    Re: "as good as" or "as well as"

    I'm wrting likethis: "...I respond in detail, trying to answer as satisfactorily as possible to all the questions and noting the actions taken"

    Is it ok ? It should be rather formal...

    The content is an introduction to the answer to some remarks received by a committee...


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    #5

    Re: "as good as" or "as well as"

    "...I respond in detail, trying to answer as satisfactorily as possible to all the questions and noting the actions taken"

    "...I will try to respond to your questions in detail, and trust that you will find that the actions taken were justified."

    Is that the sort of thing you mean? I'm in the dark as to what was asked of you, and what 'actions taken' actually refers to.
    Perhaps you might like to post your letter (omitting identifying details) and we can help you further with it.

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