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    More or less VS Pretty much

    Hi All again.

    Hope it is ok that this is the 3 threads I have been opening for today.

    One of the things makes me to stuck while I am speaking it pretty much and more or less.

    Is there a rule for use it?
    is there differences at all?


    substantially cases I use on pretty much when I am talking about money but honestly, I don't know when use on "more or less", I just hear it many times



    * Sorry about my bad English

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    Re: More or less VS Pretty much

    More or less means "approximately". Pretty much may mean the same, but it may also mean "quite a lot".

    I think you meant to ask "Is there any la​w for using them?" It would be more natural to ask Is there a rule about which phrase to use?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: More or less VS Pretty much

    Yes you right,

    I corrected it.

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    Re: More or less VS Pretty much

    Quote Originally Posted by Mero3004 View Post
    Hi all again.

    I hope it is ok OK that this is the 3 threads third thread I have been opening opened for today.

    One of the things makes me to stuck that confuses me while I am speaking it is "pretty much" and "more or less".

    Is there a rule for use using it them?
    is Are there any differences at all?


    substantially cases I use on (the underlined part makes no sense) "pretty much" when I am talking about money but honestly, I don't know when to use on "more or less". I have just heard it many times.

    * Sorry about my bad English. Don't apologise. You are here to improve your English.

    Thanks, I appreciate it!.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mero3004 View Post
    Yes you are right.

    I have corrected it.
    See my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: More or less VS Pretty much

    This is my personal take on it.

    Person A describes something, and Person B is the expert.

    Person B: Pretty much, yes, that's right. -- I feel there may be either a little regret that it's true, OR there may be a bit more that A did not include, but it's not important.

    Person B: More or less, yes, that's right. -- I feel there are probably a few minor things A got wrong, but not enough to make the final conclusion wrong.

    (Or B could use either one with no difference in meaning at all. )
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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