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Please help me to answer this quetion
Question 21
Jolie and Tom are meeting at the supermarket.
- Jolie :" Hi, Tom. How are you doing?"
- Tom: " _________. How about you?"
A. I'm waiting for my sister
B. I'm shopping for food.
C. I'm doing nothing.
D. I'm doing well.

Which one is correct?

I'm shopping for food

Hello damtruong1980,

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i think" i'm doing well" may be the best answer for this question
But i think this option is very formal. is that right?

Hello damtruong1980,

Great -- thanks for writing such a complete answer! And yes, D is the best answer -- as you say, none of the other three are appropriate, as they answer more a question like 'What are you doing?'. 'I'm doing well' is informal or neutral, so it is appropriate in this context.

I'm not sure if this will interest you or not, but if you want to learn more of this kind of language, our Big City Small World series has lots of conversations between friends and would be a good way of seeing lots of different examples.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

thanks! I'm really impressed with the way you replied my question. You know, this is the first time i've asked online for a problem i met when learning English. So i suppose it takes me a long time to get the answer. But when i log in, at the time i get your explannation i feel very happy. Once again, thank you for your help.
i hope to receive more your help in the future.
PS: If my comment has any mistake, please help me to correct it so that my english can be better

Hello damtruong1980,

I was pleased to read that you were happy with the answer, and you're welcome! We're happy to answer specific questions from time to time, so please don't hesitate to ask again. It's always best to explain what you have a question about so that we can see how you understand it -- just like you did in your last comment.

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i think "How are you doing?" is just a greeting when Jolie and Tom meet, so Tom can reply " Good", "Fine" or something like that.
All the choices A,B,C,D are not suitable to fill in this case
That's what i think

I think there is no correct answer for this question
May be there is something wrong when they type this question.