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    can we say like this?

    Are the following sentences usually used in daily life conversation?

    How are you?

    How are you doing?

    How is everything going?

    How has your day been going? ( not sure about it , plz help)

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    #2

    Re: can we say like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    Are the following sentences usually used in daily life conversation?

    How are you?

    How are you doing?

    How is everything going?

    How has your day been going? ( not sure about it , plz help)
    Hi, Roselin!

    Yes! All four sentences are commonly spoken in the US.

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: can we say like this?

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    Hi, Roselin!

    Yes! All four sentences are commonly spoken in the US.

    Cheers,
    Amigo
    Thanks for the reply!

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    Re: can we say like this?

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    Thanks for the reply!
    You are welcome!

    How has your day been going, Roselin?

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    Re: can we say like this?

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    You are welcome!

    How has your day been going, Roselin?
    so far, so good!

    It's been going good so far.

    Are my replies correct?

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    Re: can we say like this?

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    So far, so good!

    It's been going good (well) so far.

    Are my replies correct?
    Roselin,

    The general rule with good and well is that well is an adverb and good is an adjective. What this means is that well modifies verbs, adjectives and other adverbs and good modifies nouns.
    Unfortunately, there are exceptions to this rule just to keep us on our toes. "Well" may be used when describing if something is proper, healthy or suitable. As in, "I am well (healthy) today."
    Examples

    1. That is a good song. (Good is modifying the noun, song.)
    2. You sang the song very well. (Well is modifying the verb, sang.)
    3. The bike is pedaling well. (Well is modifying the verb, pedaling.
    4. The car is in good shape. (Good is modifying the noun, car.)

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: can we say like this?

    How are you?

    I am good.

    What is good here ?

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    #8

    Re: can we say like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    How are you?

    I am good.

    What is good here ?
    Roselin,

    I find an easy way to tell whether to use "good" or "well" is to substitute a different adjective into the sentence. For instance, "I am hungry" works. "Hungry" is an adjectival complement to "I." However, "I am hungrily" sounds absurd. After substituting, it becomes clear that we want to use the adjective: "I am good."

    On the other hand, when asked "How are you doing?" it's another story. If we say "I'm doing good," then "good" appears to be the direct object of "doing." "I'm doing well" would be correct. "Well" is the adverb, modifying "doing."

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: can we say like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Roselin,

    I find an easy way to tell whether to use "good" or "well" is to substitute a different adjective into the sentence. For instance, "I am hungry" works. "Hungry" is an adjectival complement to "I." However, "I am hungrily" sounds absurd. After substituting, it becomes clear that we want to use the adjective: "I am good."

    On the other hand, when asked "How are you doing?" it's another story. If we say "I'm doing good," then "good" appears to be the direct object of "doing." "I'm doing well" would be correct. "Well" is the adverb, modifying "doing."

    Cheers,
    Amigo
    I think what Amigo is trying not to say is that we should say "well", but often we say "good" at an informal level such as when you'd say "Tum Thik ho?" in Hindi.
    "How are you doing?" or "How's things?"
    "Good, thanks"
    This is normal speech. "Good" is strictly an adjective, but it serves as an adverb here.

    "My day has been good", or "My day has been going well" (NOT "may day has been going good").

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