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    Default Quite well & reasonably well

    1)I know quite well about this country.

    2)I know reasonably well about this country.

    Can I use the second sentence to express my lesser knowledge(against the earlier one) about the country but still claiming fair amount of knowledge?

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    Default Re: Quite well & reasonably well

    Yes you could, but I would rephrase the statements; they sound awkward as they stand:

    1) I know this country quite well.

    2) I know this country reasonably well.

    Also note that you could also replace "quite" and "reasonably" with "fairly" (and other such words) to convey the same meaning.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Quite well & reasonably well

    Yes what Charlie said - but they're not just awkward, they're completely wrong. You need to keep the verb (know) and the object (this country) TOGETHER and put quantifiers such as "quite well/very well etc at the end of the sentence.

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