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What is the difference between “good” and “well”

Is the song matches so good grammatical? It was posted in the context of a video link, like a comment. It simply sounded weird to me, but I can't really explain why. I personally would rephrase it to the song fits so well.

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Good is an adjective. Well is an adverb. See english.stackexchange.com/q/5174/24168 for more information. In this sentence, we want an adverb to modify "matches". So, the correct word is "well". –  American Luke Nov 25 '12 at 23:36
    
As grammatical as an "I am good" response to "How are you!" –  Kris Nov 26 '12 at 7:33
    
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The song matches so well

is the correct sentence. However, in

The song matches so good

good is used as an adverb in place of well. This usage is chiefly American and informal.

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What about the "so" used for emphasis? –  Xeo Nov 25 '12 at 22:55
    
@ Will Hunting ('s answer): And labelled in your reference as a non-standard usage (in a sentence I feel is closer to the one asked about). –  Edwin Ashworth Nov 25 '12 at 23:22
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