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    #1

    Very

    may I use the word "very" with "great"?

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    #2

    Re: Very

    What a very great question.
    Yes, it is fine for me.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Very

    You can usually use "very" to modify "great". Consider the following examples:

    There is a very great distance between men and the gods.
    Churchill was a very great statesman.
    The woman who gave her life to helping crippled children had a very great heart.


    An example of using it badly:

    How was the dinner? Oh, it was very great!

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