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Thread: Adverbs

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    Re: Adverbs

    To christmas_rose:
    He did a big job.(you can use too)
    '"fine job" and "good job" which difficult how?" - I am not sure what you are asking for here.

    Now, I got some idea of what are BE and AE (BE-British speakers & AE-American speakers?).Someone confirm me!

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    Re: Adverbs

    according to the Longman dictionary finely is an adverb with 3 basic meanings.
    1. very thin; 2.closely and delicately; 3. very well , especially in a moral sense .e.g. I think he behaved finely.

    I think he did the job fine would be more colloquial than finely...but I also agree that he did a fine job is by far more used....Iīve heard many times the sentence "he did fine" meaning "he did well" though and I canīt help but remember that americans say things like " he did the work real quick!"

    and yes, BE means British English and AE American ,and instead of saying a "big" job itīd be better to say a "great"job since big would give the impression of something big in size rather than in quality.
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    Thumbs down Re: Adverbs

    So which one is correct?? Shall we know the answer one day? Or will it remain a mystery forever??

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    Re: Adverbs

    all of them are OK!

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    Re: Adverbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Janaina Volker
    and yes, BE means British English and AE American ,and instead of saying a "big" job itīd be better to say a "great"job since big would give the impression of something big in size rather than in quality.
    I hope there isn't a job big in size...

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    Re: Adverbs

    Sorry, big in amount of work to be done is what I meant..;)

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