Quiet or quite | Confusing English words – Meaning and Differences
Good day! In this lesson we will be discussing quiet and quite confusing words meaning and their differences. These confusing words “quiet vs quite” are most used in our daily activities. These words should be discussed to know its meaning and determine their difference. This quite and quiet lesson will not only discuss its meaning but also its use in a sentence with the provided samples below.
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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Let’s start; Quiet and Quite Meaning
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. This could help you with more explanation to your students. It could also serve as your references for future discussions.
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