Using Good and Well Correctly
    You know that an adjective describes a noun, and an adverb tells more about a verb. Be careful not to confuse the adjective good with the adverb well.
 
    Good is an adjective. It describes a noun. It may come before the noun, or it may follow a linking verb. It tells "What kind?"
    Well is usually an adverb. It tells more about a verb. It tells "How" something is done.

Adjective:  Bill reads a good book.            Adverb: Bill reads well.
                   The book is good.                                   The author writes well.

Tell which word in parentheses correctly completes each sentence.

1. this book gives a (good, well)  account of the Gold Rush.What kind of account?
2. The author knows the subject (good, well). How does the author know the subject?
3. Bill studies the book (good, well). What kind of book?
4. He is a (good, well) student. What kind of student?
5. The book is a (good, well) introduction to an interesting subject. What kind of introduction?

Reminder: Good is an adjective. It tells what kind.
                  Well is an adverb. It tells how something is done.

A. Choose the word in parentheses that correctly completes the sentence.
6. The writer Bret Harte described it (good, well).
7. It is a (good, well)  example of how eagerly people search for riches.
8. California in 1848 is a (good, well) starting point for the story.
9. One man had (good, well) luck; he found gold.
10. The newspapers reported this even (good, well).
11. People left (good, well) jobs to go West.
12. They hoped that their luck would be (good, well).
13. The Gold Rus was (good, well) for many businesses.

B. Complete each sentence with either good or well.
14. _________ food was frequently not available.

15. Sanitary conditions were seldom __________.

16. The chances of finding gold, however, were not ___________.

17. Californians knew very __________ that the gold could not last forever.

18. Those who found gold lived __________.

19. They settled __________ into their new lives.

20. The gold Rush brought many __________ things to California.

Reminder: Good is an adjective. It may come before a noun.
                  Well is an adverb. It may follow a linking verb.

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A. Each of the following sentences contains the adjective good or the adverb well. Write the noun that good describes or the adverb that well describes.

1. Columbus was a good navigator.

2. "There is a good chance that the world is round."

3. "With good luck I could sail around the world."

4. Columbus planned his voyage well.

5.  He prepared well for the journey.

6. He chose three good, sturdy ships.

7. He outfitted them well.

8. Queen Isabella treated Columbus well.

9. She gave him money to pay for good sailors.

10. "I'll repay you well," Columbus told her.

B. Choose the correct word to complete each sentence.

11. Columbus's idea was (good, well)
12. A new route to the East would be (good, well)
13. His ships sailed (good, well.)
14. The crew was trained (good, well).
15. They were provided with (good, well) food.
16. Columbus knew that a hungry sailor would not work (good, well)
17. The crew must be in a (good, well) mood.

C. Write either good or well to complete the sentence correctly.

18. There was _________ weather most of the time.

19. The ships performed __________ during the storms.

20. The crews were made up  of ___________ sailors.

21. They did their jobs __________.

22. The trips length, however, was not __________ for them.

23. They wondered whether their captain's judgement was __________.

24. A view of land was ___________ for their spirits.

25. The trip turned out ___________ after all.

Additional Practice. Write each sentence. Draw one line under the adjective good or the adverb well. Draw two lines under the noun that good describes or the verb that well describes.

1. Planning in advance is a good idea.
2. Before a trip is a good time for preparation.
3. Tim and Sally prepared well for their trip.
4. They brought plenty of good maps.
5. Their route was planned well.

Write each sentence. Use either good or well to complete the sentence.

6. WE are hoping for _________ weather.
7. Sally drove the car _________.
8. Everything went __________ on the first day.
9. The sunny day was a __________ sign.
10. The ran _________, and we made ________ time.

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