Thursday, September 01, 2011

Adverbs and Adjectives (Good and Well)

I haven't posted in a week, so I'm going to  tell you of my largest pet peeve ever (other than text talk.):

When people use "Good" instead of "Well."

Why can't they understand that "good" is an ADJECTIVE and "well" is an ADVERB?

"Are you doing well?" sounds so much more professional than, "Are you doing good?" because it is GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT.

People do this all the time (even I do sometimes, I must confess, but then I correct myself.  I also correct other that bad?) and it drives me crazy.  As in, "LONA, it's WELL not GOOD!!!" said out loud crazy.  The last conversation I had about this was last Sunday.

"We're doing good!" Erin said.
"Well," I said.
"I don't understand the difference between good and well."
"'Well,' is an adverb, 'Good' is an adjective."
"Thank you," said Bailey, Erin's sister.

Even my sister can't get it right.  The other day when I corrected her she told me that good is just less than well.  I was dumbstruck.

Do me a favor, world, and get your adjectives and adverbs straight.

FTR, I know I sounded snarky in this post...
Also, Blogger has a shiny new format.  Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny.

~Charlotte Grace, the Mind Traveler

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