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    #1

    quite

    Hi


    what is the difference between quite in these two sentences?

    1. you're quite right.
    2.The film is quite good.

    in which sentence does quite mean a bit and in which does it mean absolutely?

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    Re: quite

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi


    what is the difference between quite in these two sentences?

    1. you're quite right. absolutely
    2.The film is quite good. a bit

    in which sentence does quite mean a bit and in which does it mean absolutely?

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    #3

    Re: quite

    thank you for response.

    how can I figure it out? why can't we say that quite means absolutely in the second setence?


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    Re: quite

    Context.

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    Re: quite

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    1. you're quite right.
    This is the British understatement.


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