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    Pretty <damned><damn> good

    Hello, everyone!

    Could I say both "It is pretty damned good" and "It is pretty damn good"?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Pretty <damned><damn> good

    You will hear it both ways.

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    Re: Pretty <damned><damn> good

    Could I say "It is damned pretty good" and "It is damn pretty good"?

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    Re: Pretty <damned><damn> good

    No. Neither.

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    Re: Pretty <damned><damn> good

    Could I also say both ""It is pretty darned good" and "It is pretty darn good"? Would they mean the same as "It is pretty damned good" and "It is pretty damn good"?

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    Re: Pretty <damned><damn> good

    Yes and yes. In my opinion, "darn good" is more common than "darned good".

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    Re: Pretty <damned><damn> good

    Could I say these following sentences?

    It is damn/darn/damned/darned good.
    It is so damn/darn/damned/darned good.
    It is too damn/darn/damned/darned good.

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    Re: Pretty <damned><damn> good

    Yes, yes, and yes.

    Surprisingly, no-one has yet pointed out that some people find the use of the words "damn/damned" potentially offensive, I believe on religious grounds. I think "darn" is the "cleaned-up" version but I'm not sure if some people might be offended by that too.

    The general advice is don't use those phrases in any formal setting, just in case.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Pretty <damned><damn> good

    Could I say "It is pretty damn/damned/darn/darned hot/bad/beautiful/ugly..."?

    P.S.: Thank you, emsr2d2, for your advice!

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    Re: Pretty <damned><damn> good

    Yes in all cases.

    I think you've got the idea now.

    Thread closed.

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