Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?

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If I asked you how you were doing isn’t “I’m doing greatly” more correct than “I’m doing great”.

Great is an adjective and you’re doing, doing being a verb. Because it’s a verb, your answer should end with an adverb, no?

Like if I asked “How are you?” the correct response is “I am great.” Because the adjective is used to describe you, but if I asked “How are you doing?” would it not be more grammatically correct to say “I’m doing greatly”?

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I'm doing okaily myself.

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I'm lost.

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@duke0021520_xbl said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

I'm lost.

“I’m doing great.”

Great should not be used to modify doing because great is an adjective and adjectives can’t modify verbs (doing), so we should use the equivalent adverb, no?

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@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@duke0021520_xbl said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

I'm lost.

“I’m doing great.”

Great should not be used to modify doing because great is an adjective and adjectives can’t modify verbs (doing), so we should use the equivalent adverb, no?

I'm not that good at grammar so I don't really know.

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"I'm doing well." or "I am doing well."

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@dap1234567890 said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

"I'm doing well." or "I am doing well."

Well is an adverb so I should be able to plug in another adverb to change how I’m doing. Well is the equivalent adverb of the adjective “good” but in this case I’m doing better than good, or the stronger adjective of great.

So although your answers are correct, well is not the equivalent adverb of the adjective “great”, greatly is.

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Great is an adverb in this instance, but well is more proper English.

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magnificently!

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@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

Great is an adverb in this instance, but well is more proper English.

But great as an adverb is “greatly”, it’s very informal to use great as anything other than an adjective.

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@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

Great is an adverb in this instance, but well is more proper English.

But great as an adverb is “greatly”, it’s very informal to use great as anything other than an adjective.

Yes, but it's an idiom in this case and as stated, well is the "proper" English.

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@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

Great is an adverb in this instance, but well is more proper English.

But great as an adverb is “greatly”, it’s very informal to use great as anything other than an adjective.

Yes, but it's an idiom in this case and as stated, well is the "proper" English.

Well is not the equivalent of great, well is the equivalent adverb to good.

Either of “I’m doing very well” or “I’m doing greatly” should be acceptable but for whatever reason people don’t say the latter.

Well is not the equivalent of great, well is the equivalent adverb to good.

Either of “I’m doing very well” or “I’m doing greatly” should be acceptable but for whatever reason people don’t say the latter.

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@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

Great is an adverb in this instance, but well is more proper English.

But great as an adverb is “greatly”, it’s very informal to use great as anything other than an adjective.

Yes, but it's an idiom in this case and as stated, well is the "proper" English.

Well is not the equivalent of great, well is the equivalent adverb to good.

Either of “I’m doing very well” or “I’m doing greatly” should be acceptable but for whatever reason people don’t say the latter.

Well is not the equivalent of great, well is the equivalent adverb to good.

Either of “I’m doing very well” or “I’m doing greatly” should be acceptable but for whatever reason people don’t say the latter.

Greatly doesn't work here because "I'm doing" is incomplete. As I said, it's an idiom that is accepted because "I'm doing greatly" is malformed. Doing is a copular verb when used here.

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I'm greatly confused?

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@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

Great is an adverb in this instance, but well is more proper English.

But great as an adverb is “greatly”, it’s very informal to use great as anything other than an adjective.

Yes, but it's an idiom in this case and as stated, well is the "proper" English.

Well is not the equivalent of great, well is the equivalent adverb to good.

Either of “I’m doing very well” or “I’m doing greatly” should be acceptable but for whatever reason people don’t say the latter.

Well is not the equivalent of great, well is the equivalent adverb to good.

Either of “I’m doing very well” or “I’m doing greatly” should be acceptable but for whatever reason people don’t say the latter.

Greatly doesn't work here because "I'm doing" is incomplete. As I said, it's an idiom that is accepted because "I'm doing greatly" is malformed. Doing is a copular verb.

That logic doesn’t make sense “I’m doing well” and “I’m doing greatly” are equally complete.

Also an idiom is usually a non-sensical phrase that derives it’s meaning from symbolism, don’t really know if that fits what an idiom is.

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@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@kdclemson_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

@abbyspapa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

Great is an adverb in this instance, but well is more proper English.

But great as an adverb is “greatly”, it’s very informal to use great as anything other than an adjective.

Yes, but it's an idiom in this case and as stated, well is the "proper" English.

Well is not the equivalent of great, well is the equivalent adverb to good.

Either of “I’m doing very well” or “I’m doing greatly” should be acceptable but for whatever reason people don’t say the latter.

Well is not the equivalent of great, well is the equivalent adverb to good.

Either of “I’m doing very well” or “I’m doing greatly” should be acceptable but for whatever reason people don’t say the latter.

Greatly doesn't work here because "I'm doing" is incomplete. As I said, it's an idiom that is accepted because "I'm doing greatly" is malformed. Doing is a copular verb.

That logic doesn’t make sense “I’m doing well” and “I’m doing greatly” are equally complete.

Also an idiom is usually a non-sensical phrase that derives it’s meaning from symbolism, don’t really know if that fits what an idiom is.

Greatly does not always represent great.

You would not say "the water level increased great" or "I made a greatly attempt at humor last night"

And idiom here means it is informally accepted as a natural form of language.

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You re thinking way too much about this.
If someone comes up and says "how ya doin"
the only possible response is to say "how ya doin" back.
Yer from new york -YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS.

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@painpa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

You re thinking way too much about this.
If someone comes up and says "how ya doin"
the only possible response is to say "how ya doin" back.
Yer from new york -YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS.

Forget about it

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you also can't be doing good either, that is also grammatically incorrect

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@painpa_psn said in Shouldn’t people say “I’m doing greatly”?:

You re thinking way too much about this.
If someone comes up and says "how ya doin"
the only possible response is to say "how ya doin" back.
Yer from new york -YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS.

I’m actually from New Jersey lol