Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: rather quiet


    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 1,740
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    rather quiet

    After some time, they began to feel the heat of strong desert sun. The songs and jokes stopped and they became rather quiet. Then they began to talk about the problems they had to face in their respective business activities and ventures.

    What does `rather quiet' mean in this sentence? (I know quiet but I don't understand what is rather quiet)

    Please explain it.

  1. Harry Smith's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Armenia
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 2,926
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: rather quiet

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    After some time, they began to feel the heat of strong desert sun. The songs and jokes stopped and they became rather quiet. Then they began to talk about the problems they had to face in their respective business activities and ventures.

    What does `rather quiet' mean in this sentence? (I know quiet but I don't understand what is rather quiet)

    Please explain it.
    "Rather quiet" means "very quiet or too quiet." Here in the context it means " they stopped talking"

Similar Threads

  1. imperative, asking sb to do sth
    By Lenka in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-Mar-2007, 17:38
  2. help****?
    By **C@RL$$** in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-Dec-2006, 15:02
  3. Be silent! vs. Be quiet!
    By Jupiter in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Jul-2006, 08:55
  4. Quiet urgent...
    By Latoof in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-Dec-2005, 06:47

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •