To the questions How are you/How are you doing/How is it going? which is the correct answer? Is it "I'm well/fine" or "I'm good/It's all good" ? I'm inclined to go with the first choice, BUT I've lately heard many use the second choice...
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i think they have the same meanings .

When people ask : how are you ?

you better answer : i'm fine .

but : how are you doing ?

i'm fine or it's well . But i know it not really exact , it depend on your ligion ..
In American colloquial speech, good can mean well or elated.
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In American colloquial speech, I also hear good used this way:

A: Would you like some coffee?

B: No, thanks, I'm good.

Best wishes, Clive
A: Would you like some coffee?

B: No, thanks, I'm good.

What does good mean here?

A: Would you like some coffee?

B: No, thanks, I'm good.
<>What does good mean here?
Not in need of attention. Not in need of service. Not in need of more coffee.
Or, just generally, not in need.
OK can be used in the same context with the same meaning.


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Dear Eyeseeyou,

The best answers for the questions "How are you?", "How's it going?", "How are you doing?" are :

- I'm good - I'm ok - I'm so so - I'm well/fine ( my American friends don't often say these) or I'm doing great, I'm doing good.

This is just my opinion, hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Q: How are you?

A: I am good.

Q: How are you doing?

Q: I am doing well.

Q: How is it going?

A: It is going well.
When the verb is a form of the infinitive "to be," the correct complement should be "good" (or another adjective). All verbs of the form "to be" take subjective complements which can be adjectives, nouns, or pronouns in the subjective case, but NOT adverbs, such as "well." This rule applies to the question, "How are you feeling?" also, as well as similar. Answer: I feel good. If one says, "I feel well," it means that he or she physically feels, i.e., touches things, successfully. These verbs are called linking verbs.

An easier example:
CORRECT: The apple is good.
INCORRECT: The apple is well.

Contrastingly, verbs like "doing" or "going" take adverbs as their complements.
Question: How are you doing?
CORRECT: I am doing well.
INCORRECT: I am doing good. (Superman does good, not you.)
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