|

Jen’s English Tips – GOOD vs WELL

12991880_1709020812719130_1291656348_o

.

GOOD vs WELL

.

Here is the general rule:
‘Good’ is used as an adjective and ‘well’ is an adverb. In other words, use ‘good’ with nouns and ‘well’ with verbs.

Here are some examples:
He cooks well.
He’s a good cook.
I play the guitar well.
I’m a good guitarist.
Messi played well yesterday.
Messi is a good player.

You might hear (mainly Americans) say, “He did good.” This is grammatically incorrect but it is quite common to hear.

Exceptions:
Now, let’s take a look at the exceptions of when we use ‘good’ as an adverb.

“Wow, it smells good in here!” – We use ‘good’ with the verb ‘smell.’ ‘You smell good’ is something you might say to someone who has nice perfume.

“The food looks good” – We use ‘good’ with the verb ‘look.’

You might also say that your friend looks good in her dress, ‘You look good!’

“This tastes good” – It is the correct grammar as we use ‘good’ with the verb ‘taste.’

“Sounds good” – 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: ‘The band sound good tonight.’

“It was good” – You respond to the waiter when he asks, “How was the food?”

“I feel good!” – At the end of the meal you can say this as you are very happy

 

Learn English on Skype

Inexpensive, Personal, Effective and Enjoyable.

.

Do you like studying English by yourself with a book or video? Wouldn’t you prefer to learn with a live coach who will guide you to learn faster?

With SKYPE you can learn from the comfort of your home or office. Your online coach will help you with Vocabulary, Pronunciation, Listening and Speaking. You choose where you want to learn and when you want to learn.

Why not take your first step now?
Reserve your first lesson today.
Only 116 (THB) Thai Baht per half hour.

www.iwanttolearnenglishonline.com

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Short URL: http://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=38632

Posted by on Apr 11 2016. Filed under English Tips by Jen. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines

In Loving Memory of His Majesty the King

Photo of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Learning Thai with Jen