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    Smile feel well/good

    Hi there,

    what is the difference between I feel good and I feel well?

    Thank you

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    Re: feel well/good

    I think 'feel well' is about health, and 'feel good' is about spirit, mood, etc.

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    Re: feel well/good


    That is a old prescription. I'm not sure it ever had any validity. Certainly not in my generation which, I sad to note covers a few too many generations.



    usage An old notion that it is wrong to say “I feel good” in reference to health still occasionally appears in print. The origins of this notion are obscure, but they seem to combine someone's idea that good should be reserved to describe virtue and uncertainty about whether an adverb or an adjective should follow feel. Today nearly everyone agrees that both good and well can be predicate adjectives after feel. Both are used to express good health, but good may connote good spirits in addition to good health.

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    Re: feel well/good

    How are you?
    I'm in the pink.

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    Re: feel well/good


    adjective: feel good <health> I feel good.

    adjective: feel well <health> Do you feel well?

    adverb: feel well <do something well, as in touch something well> Odd, but, the sensors on the automated fingers are working now. They can feel the difference in the materials well.

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