Sarah   Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:10 pm GMT

What does mean by those two adverbs " pretty, quite." I have problem to distinguishe between them.

Thanks in advance..
Guest   Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:28 pm GMT
pretty and quite, used as adverbs:

"pretty" = fairly, moderately; substantially, very
I can't eat; I am pretty [fairly] full at the moment.
The wind blew pretty [subtantially, very] hard.

"quite" = entirely, exactly, to a (substantial) extent, substantially
That's not quite [exactly] what I was expecting.
That amount is quite [to an substantial extent] small.
I'm quite [substantially] fond of him.
Sarah   Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:13 pm GMT
Thank you Guest for your quick answer. I did expect that they mean " kind of, for some extent." Now being knowing their correct meaning, I need to know the adverbs that I can use to mean " kind of."
Guest   Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:55 pm GMT
'Kind of' can mean only 'a little' or moderately (more than a little but less than substantial).
Slightly, 'a little', somewhat, moderately, fairly, 'sort of' - are just a few of the many synonyms for 'kind of'.
Sarah   Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:22 pm GMT
Thank you Guest again:)
Bakr   Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:22 am GMT
what is the difference between 'love' and 'like'
thank you
Guest   Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:09 pm GMT
Like, you can say "like" whenever you like, love ;)