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Is it correct to say: "I quite like folk music"
quite has been followed by verbs sometimes and an adjectives as well. does that mean that both are correct and is it used more in british english than american english
It can, but not in Alexka's sentence.
In BrE quite means something like fairly/rather before gradable adjectives and verbs.
He's quite nice.
I quite like him.
it means completely before non-gradaable adjectives.
This wine is quite divine.
They say in the article:
I have no idea what foregrounding of a change and unbounded mode of construal are but it seems to say,If there is no foregrounding of a change involved in the situation, i.e. the
mode of construal of the verb is unbounded, then quite functions as an
unbounded booster, as in I quite like/fancy this, i.e. 'I like/fancy this very
I quite like this. = I like this very much.
I haven't read the entire article, I just searched for "quite like". There are other hits there which say the same.