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    Default Pretty vs pretty

    How can I explain to my students the definitionbetween pretty as "pretty girl" against "pretty good".

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    Default Re: Pretty vs pretty

    'pretty girl'- pretty is being used as an adjective, indicating being
    attractive in a delicate way.

    However, it can also be used informally and ironically in everyday speech to express annoyance or disgust : "So much for loyalty between friends. It is a pretty state of affairs when your own best friend turns you in to the Gestapo."
    It can also be used informally to mean, 'to a moderately high degree' : he looked pretty fit for his age.
    Does that help?
    Last edited by David L.; 05-Dec-2007 at 05:10.

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    Default Re: Pretty vs pretty

    Yes, it did help me, specially on the ironic usage of pretty.
    Your help was pretty good!
    Thanks,
    Jgap

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