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    Quite\Rather 3

    What's the rule?

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    Re: Quite\Rather 3

    either
    it depends on how the sentence is used

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    Re: Quite\Rather 3

    How did you like your dinner?
    A. It's quite good.
    B. It's rather good.

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    Re: Quite\Rather 3

    The food would be either good or bad, it depends who prepared it. If I am the one who prepared it so be sure that you are going to enjoy it.

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    Smile Re: Quite\Rather 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Latoof
    The food would be either good or bad, it depends who prepared it. If I am the one who prepared it so be sure that you are going to enjoy it.
    Um, try:
    If I am the one who prepared it you can be sure that you would enjoy it.

    (I like spaghetti, and, indeeed, all kinds of pasta. I also like cherry pie. )
    (I would be unlikely to use either quite good or rather good, butI dothink that quite good makes a more postive statement. (I prefer very good.))


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    #6

    Re: Quite\Rather 3

    In BrE, we use both. They aren't as strong as 'very'.


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    Re: Quite\Rather 3

    but whay you have to put either in the senteces if you can just say.. the food would be good or bad.. or not???


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    waooo. what big differences of cultures because in USA we can say "quite good" without any problem but in UK it's a little problematic...


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    #9

    Re: Quite\Rather 3

    quite GOOD ("good" being stressed) has a positive meaning-I liked it.
    QUITE good ("quite" being stressed) has a negative meaning-I didn't like it.

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    Re: Quite\Rather 3

    Sorry for changing the topic.
    Please continue "quite" and "rather" discussion as I will ask mine
    sometime in the future.

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