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  • Hi, everybody. I'm Esther.

  • In this video, I'm going to talk about two similar and sometimes confusing English words

  • 'quite' and 'quiet'.

  • Although 'quite' and 'quiet' are spelled and pronounced differently,

  • many students still confuse these words

  • especially in their writing.

  • By the end of this video, you'll be a master at using them.

  • So keep watching.

  • Let's start with 'quite'.

  • Listen carefully to how I say it.

  • 'quite'

  • 'quite'

  • It's an adverb.

  • it means to a large degree or completely.

  • It can also mean truly or considerably.

  • Let's look at some examples.

  • The first sentence says,

  • 'We've had quite a lot of rain this year.'

  • The word 'quite' emphasizes that there was a lot of rain.

  • The next sentence says,

  • 'I hadn't seen Rebecca in quite a while.'

  • Again, 'quite a while' emphasizes that it's been a really long time.

  • I hadn't seen Rebecca for a very long time.

  • Now, I will talk about the word 'quiet'.

  • Listen carefully to how I say it.

  • 'quiet'

  • 'quiet'

  • It is usually an adjective.

  • It means there is very little or no sound.

  • Let's take a look at some examples.

  • The first sentence says,

  • 'She spoke in a quiet voice.'

  • This means that her voice was very little - I almost couldn't hear it.

  • The next sentence says,

  • 'It's so quiet without the kids here.'

  • When the kids are not here, it's quiet.

  • There is not much noise.

  • Now, let's do a checkup.

  • In the sentence below, we need to fill in the blanks with 'quiet' or 'quite'.

  • Take a moment to think about where these words belong.

  • The first part of the sentence says,

  • 'He's _blank_ intelligent.'

  • I want to use the word that shows that he's very intelligent,

  • emphasizing how intelligent this person is.

  • So which word do I use?

  • I use 'quite'.

  • 'He's quite intelligent.'

  • The second part of the sentence says,

  • 'but he is a very _blank_ child.'

  • We need an adjective to describe this child.

  • 'quiet' is the right word to use.

  • So we should say,

  • 'He's quite intelligent, but he is a very quiet child.'

  • Now you know the difference between 'quite' and 'quiet'.

  • They can be confusing especially in writing

  • but now you know how to use them well.

  • See you in the next video. Bye.

Hi, everybody. I'm Esther.

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QUITE vs QUIET Meaning, Pronunciation, and Difference | Learn with Example English Sentences

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