What does mean by those two adverbs " pretty, quite." I have problem to distinguishe between them.
Thanks in advance..
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.
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."
'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'.
what is the difference between 'love' and 'like'
Like, you can say "like" whenever you like, love ;)