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    Susie Smith Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    not half UK INFORMAL
    used in spoken English to express a positive statement more strongly:
    It wasn't half crowded in the club last night (= It was very crowded).
    She didn't half shout at him (= She shouted a lot at him)!
    "You enjoyed yourself last night, didn't you?" "Not half (= Very much)!"
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...&dict=CALD

    PammyLorel, your answer is much appreciated. As DictionaryCambridge, in my humble opinion, it's not less than 50% bad. What do you say? :wink:

    AH, so-ga. "Not bad" is better than "pretty good". I have to de-fossilze the interlingual mistakes that have embeded chronically in my left hemisphere now. :)

    I have one more question, how can I place order to extremely/pretty/totally/very/quite from greatest extent?

    Extremely different.
    Pretty different.
    Totally different.
    Very different.
    Quite different.

    Totally different
    Extremely different/Very different
    Quite different/Pretty different

    IMHO, there's not enough difference to fuss over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    I have one more question, how can I place order to extremely/pretty/totally/very/quite from greatest extent?

    Extremely different.
    Pretty different.
    Totally different.
    Very different.
    Quite different.



    Totally different
    Extremely different/Very different
    Quite different/Pretty different

    IMHO, there's not enough difference to fuss over.
    Thank you very much indeed. I think you are right, that is what I told to to "blacknomi" and my students, Don't fuss over English. Sometimes ESL/EFL learners need some rules to help understand, especially when you have adult students. :wink:

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