Jen’s English Tips – GOOD vs WELL
GOOD vs WELL
Here is the general rule:
â€˜Goodâ€™ is used as an adjective and â€˜wellâ€™ is an adverb. In other words, use â€˜goodâ€™ with nouns and â€˜wellâ€™ with verbs.
Here are some examples:
He cooks well.
Heâ€™s a good cook.
I play the guitar well.
Iâ€™m a good guitarist.
Messi played well yesterday.
Messi is a good player.
You might hear (mainly Americans) say, â€œHe did good.â€ This is grammatically incorrect but it is quite common to hear.
Now, letâ€™s take a look at the exceptions of when we use â€˜goodâ€™ as an adverb.
â€œWow, it smells good in here!â€ – We use â€˜goodâ€™ with the verb â€˜smell.â€™ â€˜You smell goodâ€™ is something you might say to someone who has nice perfume.
â€œThe food looks goodâ€ – We use â€˜goodâ€™ with the verb â€˜look.â€™
You might also say that your friend looks good in her dress, â€˜You look good!â€™
â€œThis tastes goodâ€ – It is the correct grammar as we use â€˜goodâ€™ with the verb â€˜taste.â€™
â€œSounds goodâ€ â€“ You can say this to the waiter when you are asked if you want some chocolate cake for dessert. This is a way agree to something. It can also be used literally
when talking about music for example: â€˜The band sound good tonight.â€™
â€œIt was goodâ€ – You respond to the waiter when he asks, â€œHow was the food?â€
â€œI feel good!â€ – At the end of the meal you can say this as you are very happy
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