Good or well | Grammar exercise

These words are often confused. Good is an adjective. It is used to modify a noun. Well is an adverb. It is used to modify a verb.

Complete the following sentences using good or well.

1. Margaret can speak English really …………….

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

2. Is your English ……………………..?

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

3. I know him ……………………..

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

4. Your sister sings very …………………

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

5. The car runs quite …………………..

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

6. It is a …………………… built cottage.

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

7. He is a ………………… driver.

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

8. He drives ……………………

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

9. I don’t feel very ……………….

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

10. ‘How are you?’ ‘I’m quite ………………., thanks.’

a) well

b) good

c) Either could be used here

Answers

1. Margaret can speak English really well.

2. Is your English good?

3. I know him well.

4. Your sister sings very well.

5. The car runs quite well.

6. It is a well-built cottage.

7. He is a good driver.

8. He drives well.

9. I don’t feel very well/good. (There is an adjective well and it is often used to talk about health.)

10. ‘How are you?’ ‘I’m quite well/good, thanks.’

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