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Luiz
What does the expression ''pretty much'' mean? And how to use it in a sentence? I just can't get it! Does ''pretty much'' mean ''almost'', or ''mainly'', or ''kind of (sort of)'' ? If so, can I use such expression in a sentence like this: I pretty much don't understand what you're talking about! ?
Jan 28, 2014 5:11 AM
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Yes, you can use it to mean "almost", "almost", "most of", "kind of", "sort of", "basically", "for the most part", etc. It is very versatile and casual. I pretty much don't understand what you're talking about. I read pretty much all of the book. That was pretty much the hardest test I've ever taken. If you don't know the right word, you can pretty much just fake it. I hope those examples are useful and not confusing.
January 28, 2014
You can also think of it 'just about'...... 'as near enough as dammit!'
January 29, 2014
Luiz
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