"It's pretty much bad."

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"They are pretty much the same." "It's pretty much bad."

 

I have learned that much cannot modify adjectives, but I have seen the sentences, so I was wondering if much can also modify adjectives? Or pretty much is possible to modify adjectives? Thank you so much as always and have a good day in advance.

edited Feb 11 '13 at 13:13 Hans Contributor

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'Pretty much' is a common phrase, but is pretty much slangy. How's that for working in the phrase.

Pretty as an adverb means 'to a fair degree; moderately'. Example:  He is pretty good at what he does.

'They are pretty much the same' means that the things being compared are mostly the same.

link answered Feb 11 '13 at 14:17 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Thank you and do you think that 'pretty much' modifies 'the same'?

HansFeb 12 '13 at 01:09

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