Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Do you know what pretty means in the following sentences?

  • Natalie has a pretty good memory. 
  • I'm a pretty informal guy. I ride a Harley.
  • Tom lives a pretty simple life. 

In the above cases, pretty is an adverb. Adverbs give more meaning to adjectives and adverbs, so in those sentences pretty defines the adjectives good, informal, and simpleThus, pretty means to a moderately high degree, or fairly.

The adjective pretty means to be attractive, such as a pretty dress, a pretty little girl, a pretty flower.

If you incorporate the adverb pretty into your vocabulary, you’ll be a pretty good English speaker. It’s pretty simple, don’t you agree?

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