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I was reading through a few short stories when I realised that one of the stories had these two sentences:" I do not feel good" and "I do not feel well" I was quite puzzled and I would like to know if they are both correct. If they are different in anyway, please provide a specimen sentence for the two sentences.

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closed as general reference by Matt E. Эллен, tchrist, Kristina Lopez, cornbread ninja 麵包忍者, Robusto Mar 27 '13 at 0:04

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

You might find your question better answered at English Language Learners. Good vs well – Matt E. Эллен Mar 26 '13 at 12:57
thank you for the tip – David Toh Mar 26 '13 at 13:00
You might also find an answer in this question: What is the difference between “good” and “well” – Matt E. Эллен Mar 26 '13 at 13:12
Say your fingertips are a bit numb. When you try to use them to feel the surface of an object, you may say "I do not feel well"... – GEdgar Mar 26 '13 at 13:23
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I do not feel good and I do not feel well are equivalent. They both indicate your well-being. Well and good both modify feel. However, you can use feel good in another construction like so:

I do not feel good about the path I have taken.

Here, you are not expressing anything about your health, rather you are expressing how you are feeling about your interaction with something else, like "the path".

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A related Ngram lends support to the claim that they're both frequently used ( books.google.com/ngrams/… ). Good and well are both (predicative) adjectives here (cf I feel cold). Often, a slight adjustment is made (I don't feel too well, I don't feel so good, I don't feel well at all) but this is only a matter of style, not a requirement. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 26 '13 at 13:10
I am a bit unclear about your explanation. Do you mean that "I don't feel good" usually conveys that the person is referring to his emotional state or how his day is going.While "I don't feel well" usually conveys that the person is referring to his physical state, that he is sick. – David Toh Mar 26 '13 at 13:11
Usage: good, AmE; well, BrE. – Kris Mar 26 '13 at 13:13
for better perception of both i.e. good vs well follow the link, also mentioned above by Matt Эллен – Raghav Mar 26 '13 at 13:24
@PankajSharma better way to thanks here may be upvote mine comment friend. – Raghav Mar 26 '13 at 13:30

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