Anonymous:
Hi. Should we use the word "good" or "well" in the following context? Thank you for your anticipated help.

Q: How is it going?

A: It's going good.

Or

It's going well.
"Is going" is verb.

"Good" describes nouns.

"Well" modifies verbs.

Therefore...
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Anonymous:
GOOD is an adjective. Simply stated, it is used with nouns.

WELL, on the other hand, is an adverb. It is used with verbs.

GOING is a verb form, thus WELL would be the appropriate form to use.
Anonymous:
I disagree,

The answer you gave makes sense. but the question should drive the response. In my mind, the question, "How is it going?" is defined by the listener. Their answer drives whether a noun like thier "life" is going good or their verb "living" is going well...

Just a thought
AnonymousI disagree, The answer you gave makes sense. but the question should drive the response. In my mind, the question, "How is it going?" is defined by the listener. Their answer drives whether a noun like thier "life" is going good no
or their verb "living" is going well... No, that "living" is not a verb.

life is going well yes

They are living well. [Y] That "living" is a verb.

Just a thought
c45

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Grammatically correct? It's going well.

But you'll often hear people say: It's going good.

It would need the adverb form (well), but in common usage people don't always follow rules. Emotion: smile

Chalk
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Anonymous:
In this context living is a noun and subject of the sentence Emotion: smile Living is good is more grammatically correct but doesn't necessarily sound good.
Anonymous:
But, you're not describing how things '"are". You're describing how things "are going". So yes, you could say "life is good". But if you add "going", it would be "life is going well"
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