“It was pretty uneventful.”

English Lesson: It was pretty uneventful.

You come home after work. Your partner asks how your day was. Nothing very interesting happened, so you answer this.

It was pretty uneventful.

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pretty (adjective)

You use "pretty" before an adjective to show how much of that quality something has.

"Pretty ___" is somewhere between "kind of " and "really". It basically means "a little more than you expected". For example:

This soup is actually pretty good.

I think I have a pretty good shot at getting the job.

That song is pretty catchy.

(an event) was uneventful

Use the word "uneventful" to explain that nothing interesting happened for a certain period. Use it like this:

A: Did anything interesting happen?

B: Not really. It was pretty uneventful.

Although it means that nothing interesting happened, "uneventful" doesn't sound negative. It sounds neutral or even a little positive.

You can use "uneventful" to talk about things like:

  • your work day
  • a sports match
  • a trip