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Should I use Good or Well?

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asked on 20 Jan 2011
Joseph Sheppard Joseph Sheppard
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Good is the adjective; well is the adverb. You do something well, but you give someone something good. The exception is verbs of sensation in phrases such as "the pie smells good' or 'I feel good.' Despite the arguments of nigglers, this is standard usage. Saying 'the pie smells well' would imply that the pastry in question had a nose. Similarly, 'I feel well' is also acceptable, especially when discussing health; but it is not the only correct usage.

answered on 21 Jan 2011
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