Adjective and adverb use
This is conversation in a novel:
Susan said, "Hope you'll do fine. You have the routine down like a pro."
Grammarly says, the sentence below is incorrect:
Hope you will do fine.
Susan said, "Hope you'll do fine.
Lewis is right, there are certain times that you are allowed to throw out the rules of grammar. Conversation in a novel is certainly one of those times. Most people don't speak grammatically correct all of the time. Some people rarely do. Often conversation is even spelled incorrectly to show how a character speaks with an accent, or some impediment.
Though well is really the correct adverb, the dictionary does define fine as an informal adverb meaning "in an excellent manner; very well". I think that in the US, it is more common for a person to say "You'll do fine." So I have to disagree with Lewis on one point. It is definitely believable dialog to use fine.
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