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    Quite\Rather 2

    What's the rule?

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    One is used. The other is not.

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    You could say:

    • The film was quite a bit better than I'd expected.


    :)

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    That's cheating.

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    rather

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    That's cheating.
    or simply, the film was better than I expected..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    One is used. The other is not.

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    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: rather

    Quote Originally Posted by valtango
    or simply, the film was better than I expected..
    Very true, and in my opinion, preferable.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Can I say quite good or rather bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ion Joe
    Can I say quite good or rather bad?
    Yes, you can use either, although preferably not at the same time.

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    i picked quite

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