Well or Good

A few years ago, the US President visited Poland. After his meeting with the Polish President, one of the famous American Newspapers quoted its President as follows. What is more, we were able to meet in a friendly atmosphere. In addition, I believe we have felt well together. The question put bluntly: the President was not quite right, where’s the error?

If you have any doubts about felt well, you are right. If so put the foreigner, there is no problem. Nevertheless, the President is supposed to know the rules of the native language. Correct would be “we have felt good together”. To feel good means to feel relaxed and fun. To feel well relates to the description of the physical state of a person – to feel good (not sick). If I say I feel well, I mean, I have no evidence of any disease. In speaking for example the option, she is good. She feels good (not sick). Nevertheless, it is unacceptable for official speeches. I think she is well.

I cite a couple of examples where incorrectly used the adjective good in place of the adverb well. Of radio broadcasts of American football: We cover the game good. (It was well). From what he heard on the street: How are you doing? Doing well. (It was well). Why do I insist on the distinction between the use of good and well when people use their right and left? First, often the misuse of good, the value of the expression becomes unclear and ambiguous. Remember, the example above with the President. He was in perfect health. Being the poles, or enjoy their company? Alternatively, in the example, how is she doing? She is doing well, describes its physical condition or may refer to the state of her business or participate in the project (for example, studying the lunar soil for the presence in it of live microorganisms, it has all sorts of interesting information). Moreover, she is doing good speaks about her involvement in charities and good here noun – It works well.

Here is an example for remembering the difference: Before he did well, he did well. Before he succeeded, he did charity work. Secondly, abuse of the adjective good in oral speech can be, reflected on the letter. Usually people write the way they speak. In the end another example: It worked as good as or better than we expected (of television). Will be able to correct the author of this statement? The answer in the comments to the post.

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