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This paper focuses on an English particle, well. The purpose of this paper is first to show that well is coded as continuative of utterance whereas its inferred meanings vary from context to context. To this end, an overview of the literature on discourse markers in general and well in particular is given as a starting point. Then some computed inferences of well are instantiated via the competing theories, Coherence Theory and Relevance Theory. However, this paper argues that the axis of inferred functions of well be found in the psychologically realistic concept, “face” within the Politeness Theory. I maintain that the behavior of well should be that of a hedge particle, whose function is classified into two kinds: force-strengthener and force-weakener.