There are three different meanings for the word "fine."
In the first set of examples, the word "fine" is similar to "well" or "okay."
- I feel fine.
- We’re doing fine.
- Everything is fine.
- Elsa fell off of the swing but she’s fine.
- Joe says he feels fine enough to go golfing today.
Sometimes the word "fine" means that an activity is of high value or high quality.
- George is a collector of fine art. (fine art = valuable art)
- The store keeps fine jewelry inside a glass case.
- Opal drinks only fine wine. She doesn’t like the cheap stuff.
- Fine dining continues to be popular in the United States.
The word "fine" also means small.
- The sand on this beach is very fine.
- Wheat is ground until it becomes a fine flour.
- She uses a fine-tooth comb for her hair.
- Her hair is very fine.
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July 7, 2015