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The difference between“Quiet“y“Quite“

“Quiet“y“quite“they are easy to confuse because they look similar. However, they are pronounced differently and have very different meanings.

“Quiet“ means little or no noise. For example:

  • The kids are quiet when the TV is on.

“Quite“ means to the greatest extent or fairly. For example:

  • Admitting failure is quite cleansing but never pleasurable. (Author Michael Morpurgo)

More about“Quiet“

The noun“quiet“means no or very little noise. It can also be used as an adjective.

Example sentences with“quiet“:

  • I like fishing. I like the peace and quiet of being at sea. (Tennis player Rafael Nadal) ✔️
    (Here,“quiet“is a noun.)
  • All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. (Mathematician Blaise Pascal) ✔️
    (Here, the word“quiet“is an adjective.)
  • Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. (Statesman Napoleon Bonaparte) ✔️

More about“Quite“

The word“quite“is an adverb that most of the time means to the greatest extent possible. Something unusual, however, can also mean quite a bit or to a great extent, which is almost the opposite. (The meaning is determined by the context.)“Quite“it is classified as an intensifier.

Example sentences with“quite“:

  • How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly ocean. ✔️ (Science writer Arthur C. Clarke)
    (Here,“quite“means to the utmost extent.)
  • It is quite cold outside.
    (Here,“quite“means to a significant extent.)

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