pretty well

This page is about the collocation pretty well

collocation pattern: adverb + adverb

Meaning

fairly well or reasonably well

For example

  • Even though Chelsea performed pretty well, Liverpool won.

  • The band played pretty well last night, and the audience responded pretty well too.

Note:
A collocation with the opposite meaning is "pretty badly"

Quick Quiz

The kids behaved pretty well most of the time. They

a. were really naughty

b. were pretty naughty

c. weren't too naughty

Contributor: Matt Errey