Friday, March 14, 2008

How are you?

It's such a simple little question: How are you? Good? Well? I try to constantly improve my grammar and vocabulary and have long wondered about which of these answers is correct. We were taught that “well” is the proper answer, but my habit has always been to say “good.” So, what’s the correct way to answer this seemingly uncomplicated inquiry?

After a bit of investigating, I have discovered that it’s perfectly acceptable to answer with "good." Actually, it's preferred over "well." YES! I feel so vindicated!

The reason why is a bit complicated, but Grammar Girl does a great job at explaining it (in episode 51). Please visit her website, download her free podcasts on iTunes, and have a great weekend!

1 comment:

craig h said...

Soon, you'll be speaking more betterer.