‘Well’ and ‘Good’

‘Well’ is an adverb. It tells you more about a verb. It answers the question - ‘how?’ For example:

He did the exercise well. (How did he do it?              He did it well)

The opposite of ‘well’ is ‘badly’. For example:

He did the exercise badly. (How did he do the exercise? Badly)

‘Good’ is an adjective. It tells you more about a noun/pronoun. It answers the question -‘what sort of?’ For example:

Jim is a good man. (What sort of man is Jim? A good man)

The opposite of ‘good’ is ‘bad’. For example:

We had a bad day yesterday. (What sort of day did we have? A bad one)

‘Good’ can also be a noun. For example:

Drugs are no good for anyone.

I don’t think any good will come from that.

The opposite of the noun ‘good’ is ‘evil’ or ‘harm’. For example:

Drugs will do you harm.

I think evil will come from that.


Complete these sentences using

good    bad    evil     harm      well    badly


1.    The pianist played .  It was a concert.

2.    Alcohol does nobody any . It causes you .

3.    Because you did the exercise so , you’ll have to do it again.

4.    He likes his steak red with blood, but she likes her steak done

5.    The cat is eating Why do you think she is ill?

6.    The problem of good and is part of Philosophy.

7.    He’s not a teacher, and he cooks well.

8.    He’s not a teacher, but he cooks well.

9.    "No poem is either good or; it is simply written or badly written."

10.    My camera doesn’t take pictures. May I borrow yours?

11.    "Only the die young."

12.    Bad politicians can do a lot of .