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    Well,good,best.Which is correct?

    These have three sentences.The second is I copied from a story book.
    Are they all correct?Or which is the best to use?

    1.She is good read in Chinese history.
    2.She is well read in Chinese history.
    3.She is best read in Chinese history.

    Why the book use well?Can I use good or best?

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    Re: Well,good,best.Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyWong View Post
    These have three sentences.The second is I copied from a story book.
    Are they all correct?Or which is the best to use?

    1.She is good read in Chinese history.
    2.She is well read in Chinese history.
    3.She is best read in Chinese history.

    Why the book use well?Can I use good or best?
    2. is correct because 'well' is an adverb modifying the adjective "read".
    This means, in other terms, that she has read well in Chinese history.

    No, you can't use good or best because these are adjectives and there is nothing in the sentence that they qualify.
    You could say "She is the best read girl in the class in Chinese history" where 'best read' acts as an adjective qualifying "girl".
    Also, given the right context, you could say "She is the best read in Chinese history", where 'person' or 'girl' is implied.

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    Re: Well,good,best.Which is correct?

    Thank you so much.
    Well is an adverb.
    I see.

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    Re: Well,good,best.Which is correct?

    Without going into grammer, try rephrasing the sentence to see if they sound right:

    1. She reads Chinese history good.
    2. She reads Chinese history well.
    3. She reads Chinese history best.

    Shouldn't it be a hyphenated word 'well-read'?

    not a teacher

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    Yea,
    Right!
    you can say that again.

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