Quiet or quite / Confusing English words
This lesson entitled “Quiet or quite Confusing English words“, learners are going to learn 2 confusing English words “quiet” and “quite”, the pronunciation, spelling, their differences and how to use them in a sentence using both words.
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These 2 words have a similar spelling.
But they are pronounced differently.
They also have very different meanings and uses.
Let’s look at the differences.
Quiet is an adjective. (an adjective modifies a noun)
Quiet means: – making little noise
-with very little activity and excitement
The teacher told the kids to be quiet.
The mall is always quiet on Sunday.
You ought to be quiet in a library. (Don’t make any noise)
Quite is an adverb. (an adverb modifies a verb, adjective or another adverb)
Quite defines the degree of something
= a little or a lot but not completely
Debbie: I’m feeling quite tired. (A little tired, but not completely tired.)
The physics exam was quite difficult. (It was a little difficult but not completely
An example using both words:
The students are quite quiet in the classroom.
(The students are a little quiet but not completely quiet.)
Here’s the downloadable material of Tutorial on Confusing words in English here.
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