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any difference between them? thx.
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Hi,

'Beautiful' is to a much higher degree than 'pretty'.

Clive
Hi Clive,

My I generalize what you say here in a rough degree: If two words have the same basic meaning, usually the long word is to a higher degree than the short one.

Does this make sense? Thanks.

Osee
CliveHi,

'Beautiful' is to a much higher degree than 'pretty'.

Clive
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No, I don't think you can take that as a rule.
I think the word 'Beautiful' sounds more formal than the word 'Pretty'. (My humble opinion)
OseeHi Clive,

My I generalize what you say here in a rough degree: If two words have the same basic meaning, usually the long word is to a higher degree than the short one.

Does this make sense? Thanks.

Osee
CliveHi,

'Beautiful' is to a much higher degree than 'pretty'.

Clive
It might make sense to me if you could provide a number of examples to support this [new-to-me] concept.
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And here's one to refute it: happiness and joy.
'Pretty' applies to face. Beauty' to both face and body. However, you can't say he is beautiful. He is handsome and has a pretty face. Sounds ok to me.
Hi,

You're right that we usually don't describe a man as beautiful, but neither do we usually say that a man is pretty, or has a pretty face.

Best wishes, Clive
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