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The movie was perfect
The movie was pretty perfect.
The movie was pretty much perfect.

What's the difference?
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The movie was perfect Pretty much what it says--you should pardon the expression. Emotion: smile
The movie was pretty perfect. I wouldn't expect to hear this much if at all.
The movie was pretty much perfect. Very little to complain about. Very nearly perfect.
The movie was perfect. OK
The movie was pretty perfect. Anomalous. Impossible.
The movie was pretty much perfect. ... was very close to being perfect; was perfect in almost all respects.
CJ
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Why is pretty perfect not natural while pretty good and pretty well are OK?
New2grammarWhy is pretty perfect not natural while pretty good and pretty well are OK?

Well, if one of the grammar experts has a better answer I look forward to it. My guess is that it's just one of the vagaries of the English language.
New2grammarWhy is pretty perfect not natural while pretty good and pretty well are OK?
Some adjectives can be used for comparison while others cannot. Perfect is one of the ones that cannot and personally I would avoid anything that tries to shoehorn it into this type of use.
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HuevosSome adjectives can be used for comparison while others cannot
I don't quite understand why comparison has anything to do with my post. Did I make comparisons in this thread without my own knowledge? Are you saying pretty is a comparison tool?
N2G, if you say "pretty perfect" the adverb pretty is modifying the adjective perfect, but to be perfect is a state, hence something is either perfect or it is not. Take, for example, the adjective "even". It is the same in this respect. So you cannot say "the number is pretty even" or "almost even" because a number is either even or it is not.
Huevoshence something is either perfect or it is not.
If it's either yes or no, why is pretty much perfect OK? It's really confusing to me
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