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I said "I am good." She said I should have said, "I am fine."

To me, this is six of one, half a dozen of the other.
What do you think?

Incidentally, why can I not type an apostrophe on this website. Both of the above sentences were uttered with contractions for "I am".
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electrumTo me, this is six of one, half a dozen of the other.
What do you think?
It depends on the context. In casual conversation "I'm good" has some meanings that don't quite match the meaning of "I'm fine".

I can't help you with your apostrophe. It works for me.

CJ
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What about, "I'm good," as a contraction for, "I'm good to go"?

Now the apostrophe is working.
electrumWhat about, "I'm good," as a contraction for, "I'm good to go"?
This is a good example of just what I was talking about. People don't say, "I'm fine to go".

CJ
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No, but I see no problem in saying, "I'm good," if someone asks me how I am. Fine has alot of other meanings than just in good condition.

He is a fine writer.
She has fine skin.
This line is too fine.
Hi,

I think of 'I'm good' as a feature of American English.

Clive
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Where are you from?
Hi,

I lved in Britain, and then came to Canada.

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CliveHi,I think of 'I'm good' as a feature of American English.Clive
Agree.

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