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Fine is usually an adjective, but in conversation you can also use it as an adverb. Fine has three main meanings.
You can use it to say that something is very good or impressive.
When you use fine like this, you can use words such as very or extremely in front of it.
You can't use fine as an adverb with this meaning, but you can use the adverb finely in front of an -ed participle.
You can also use fine to say that something is satisfactory or acceptable.
If you say that you are fine, you mean that your health is satisfactory.
When you use fine to mean 'satisfactory', don't use 'very' in front of it. However, you can use just.
In conversation, you can use fine as an adverb to mean 'satisfactorily' or 'well'.
Don't use 'finely' in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'We got on finely'.
You can also use fine to say that something is very narrow, or consists of very small or narrow parts.
When you use fine like this, you can use words such as very in front of it.
You can use finely as an adverb with this meaning.
|Adv.||1.||finely - in tiny pieces; "the surfaces were finely granular"|
coarsely - in coarse pieces; "the surfaces were coarsely granular"
|2.||finely - in an elegant manner; "finely costumed actors"|
|3.||finely - in a delicate manner; "finely shaped features"; "her fine drawn body"|
a finely detailed embroidery → un bordado trabajado con mucho detalle
this could upset the whole finely balanced process → esto podría trastornar el precario equilibrio del proceso