Thursday, December 4, 2008

Grammar 101 - good vs. well

gram⋅mar –noun
1. the study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed
2. a set of rules accounting for these constructions

The next installment of the Adjective versus the Adverb. Remember adjectives modify nouns or pronouns and adverbs modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.

The adjective good should not be used for the adverb well (well should be used for an adjective only when it refers to health or appearance).

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of these sentences.

1. This food tastes very (good, well).
2. Ann doesn't drive very (good, well).
3. Dad writes (good, well).
4. Becky worked (good, well) today.
5. That hot sun feels (good, well).

A representative of the Grammar Police has provded me with the following info:

1. good
2. well
3. well
4. well
5. good

With all this grammar review I surely will write my future blog posts well.