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Allan Chen
Help, help, help, need help Pretty much, almost, nearly, can someone tell me if these three adverbs can be interchangeable, in what kind of the context can i use "pretty much", please help to write a couple of examples using "pretty much" for me to understand better, thank you very much.
Oct 25, 2017 11:10 AM
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In most cases, they are interchangeable. Sometimes, depending on how it's used, you might have to give more information Example where it's interchangeable. Person A: "Are we at the petrol station yet?" Person B: "Pretty much/Almost (there)/Nearly (there)." Other uses: You can use 'pretty much' to confirm what someone has said. Person A: "So Emma told you she would come to the cafe after eating lunch?" Person B: "Pretty much" Using the same example, 'nearly' or 'almost' would be used if there's some parts incorrect. In this case, you would clarify. Person A: "So Emma told you she would come to the cafe after meeting Ben?" Person B: "Nearly/Almost. She's going to have lunch with Ben, then come to the cafe" If you would like more examples, I can try thinking up more
October 25, 2017
Allan Chen
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English