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  • Guys!

  • Do you speak English good?

  • Or maybe you speak good English.

  • Or maybe you speak English well.

  • One of those sentences is wrong.

  • I sure hope you know which one.

  • But if you don't

  • or get confused like many students and native speakers.

  • keep watching.

  • Hello, guys.

  • My name is Fanny.

  • And in this video, I'm gonna tell you about a very common English

  • mistake that many students make even native speakers.

  • Mostly when speaking English.

  • It's the difference between the words 'good' and 'well'.

  • Do you know the difference between the two words?

  • It's not so much a writing mistake.

  • It's more of a speaking mistake.

  • Especially, in familiar contexts, but you need to know about it and to fix it,

  • if you want to show off and speak good English.

  • So let's get started with a few examples.

  • 'He is a good tennis player.'

  • Do you think that sentence is right?

  • It is right.

  • Why?

  • Because we have the adjective 'good' and then the noun 'tennis player'.

  • An adjective, as you know, describes a noun.

  • Okay so how is the tennis player?

  • The tennis player is good.

  • Okay?

  • When you say, 'You speak good English'

  • That's also a correct sentence.

  • You have a noun – 'English'.

  • And an adjective describing that noun – 'good'.

  • So how is your English?

  • It's good.

  • Third sentence is also a correct sentence.

  • 'Your English is good'.

  • As I've just said, an adjective that describes a noun.

  • Now if we say, 'This tennis player plays well'.

  • Is this correct?

  • It is correct because in this case,

  • you have no adjectives, but you have an adverb.

  • Now an adverb describes a verb, another adverb, or an adjective.

  • In this sentence, it describes the verb 'plays'.

  • Okay, how do you play?

  • You play well.

  • So 'well' is an adverb.

  • 'You speak English well' is also correct.

  • The adverb, 'well', describes the verb 'to speak'.

  • Okay so there is a difference.

  • The adjective is good.

  • The adverb is well.

  • So when you say, 'You play good',

  • do you think that's right?

  • I don't.

  • It's incorrect and you will hear many native speakers tell you that.

  • Tell you, 'You play good'.

  • But this is incorrect.

  • Why?

  • Remember what we said, 'good' is an adjective.

  • It describes a noun.

  • Do you see a noun in that sentence?

  • I don't.

  • But we have a verb, 'you play', so what you need is not an adjective,

  • it's an adverb.

  • 'You play well'.

  • If you say, 'You speak English good',

  • again incorrect.

  • Because you need to describe the verb 'speak'.

  • So you need an adverb.

  • 'You speak English well'.

  • Okay?

  • So it's very important for you to know the difference between adjectives

  • and adverbs.

  • Especially in this case, with 'good' as an adjective

  • and 'well' as an adverb'.

  • So please try to remember these rules.

  • Try to use it properly and speak good English.

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  • Thank you very much.

  • See you.

Guys!

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