Rob gives us some good advice for speaking well, and then he and Ashlie talk about good and well.

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Remember, after verbs like 'look', 'feel', 'sound', 'smell' and 'taste', we use adjectives not adverbs:
     Anna looks good in that new dress.
     (= She has a good appearance.)

'well' is usually an adverb but sometimes it's an adjective which means 'healthy':
     The cat doesn’t look well.
     (= It doesn’t look healthy, it looks ill.)

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why don't we use <.it smells really well,> here instead of good..What are you cooking? It smells really good.

Hello Hira Afzal,

'smell' is a link verb. Many link verbs, including 'smell', are followed by an adjective rather than an adverb. It's as if 'smell' were the verb 'be' in a sense. The page I linked to explains this in more detail.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Why don't we say "you speak a very good english" instead of "you speak very good english" ?
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Hello STEPHANE ROTH,

The names of languages are usually uncountable. Hence we say 'I don't speak much (not many) Chinese' and 'They don't speak any English (not Englishes)'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

we can make mistakes in informal chats and still get our message aross, but in formal circunstances, like a job, meetings, styding... mistakes are no very wellcome.

Hello, in Italy we usually point out Rob's words as "holy words" when we totally agree. But I experienced that many english people, when you as a foreigner don't pronounce exactly in a perfect way, pretend not to understand you. Sometimes it's really sad.

Thank you for the video.

oh this video is very good for me, now I´m going to learn English very well.

Ashlie is very beautiful, attractive, especially her eyes.

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