These two are easy to confuse, here we have written the simplest explanation possible to help you. There’s a short test at the end so you can check your skills!
The basic rule to follow:
WELL is an adverb, it is used to describe verbs (actions).
“She ran well”
“The party went well”
(went = past tense of go, which is a verb)
“He sings really well”
GOOD is an adjective, it is used to describe nouns (places, people, things).
“My run was good”
“This party is really good”
“The exam was good”
Talking about health.
In this case, well is used as an adjective to describe someone’s health. A person can be well or unwell.
“Last week I was ill but this week I am well”
“She looks well”
“He is unwell”
Decide if well or good should be used in each of these examples:
- Your language skills are really ______.
- You speak English really ________.
- He cooks ________.
- I am ill. I don’t feel _______.
- It is a ______ meal.
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- Good 2. Well 3. Well 4. Well 5. Good