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    #1

    nearly

    Hi

    X girls aren't nearly as pretty as the ones in Y.

    Does it mean that the girls in Y are prettier than the ones in X or that the ones in X aren't even a little bit prettier than the ones in Y, so actually both the girls in X and in Y are the same.

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    Re: nearly

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    X girls aren't nearly as pretty as the ones in Y.

    Does it mean that the girls in Y are prettier than the ones in X or that the ones in X aren't even a little bit prettier than the ones in Y, so actually both the girls in X and in Y are the same.

    cheers
    It means that Y girls are prettier.

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    #3

    Re: nearly

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    X girls aren't nearly as pretty as the ones in Y.

    Does it mean that the girls in Y are prettier than the ones in X or that the ones in X aren't even a little bit prettier than the ones in Y, so actually both the girls in X and in Y are the same.

    cheers
    "aren't nearly" means 'aren't close to'.
    So the sentence means that Y girls are (quite a bit)(a lot) prettier than X girls.

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