Asked 7 years, 5 months ago. Modified 7 years, 5 months ago. Viewed 20k times. Looks like you hurt your leg pretty bad Looks like you hurt your leg pretty good. Improve this question. These sentences, the second one especially, reflect an inelegant use of English, in a register of uneducated street slang.
A better way to say the same thing would simply be : 'It looks as if you hurt your leg badly'. It is not entirely wrong, when speaking in a higher register, to use pretty to mean very. I couldn't call this slang with a straight face. This is perfectly fine spoken English, and the meaning is transparent to absolutely everyone. Absolutely nothing in either phrase remotely fits that definition. Unfortunately — Arradras. Add a comment. Sorted by: Reset to default. Highest score default Date modified newest first Date created oldest first.
Improve this answer. Community Bot 1. Bad grammar? How so? So, to begin with, change the "looks like" to "looks as though," and then change the "hurt your leg pretty bad" to "hurt your leg badly. Don — rhetorician. I would say that the difference between "pretty bad" and "pretty good" here is what is being modified.
On the other hand "You hurt your leg pretty good" the pretty good is modifying the "hurt" Oldcat: You have a point, and I do not disagree. Whether one gussies up expressions such as these or not, native speakers understand immediately what they mean. On the other hand, non-native speakers might question not only the grammar, but also the meaning.
In the context given, pretty is used for emphasis. The online dictionaries don't quite capture this use. See, for example Did you know Edit. Connections References In the Heat of the Night User reviews 2 Review. Top review. Odd little indie is an unexpected treat. I can understand why this was an apparent direct-to-video movie. It portrays Hollywood as the cesspool it is, but in an oddly affectionate way. It proudly wears its political incorrectness on its sleeve and some of the more sophomoric humor doesn't work, but the result is strangely big-hearted.
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