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    #1

    Red face quite

    Hello,

    Is it true that the word "Quite" has two meanings depending on the accent where heavy accent means completely and light accent nearly completely?

    thanx


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    #2

    Re: quite

    Can you give sentences as examples?


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    #3

    Re: quite

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Can you give sentences as examples?
    Well, according to one english book the only difference between for example: The cinema was quite full and The cinema was QUITE full is in the accent. I've just never heard about it and I wonder what would a native english speaker think about it.


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    #4

    Re: quite

    As with so much English, subtle changes can be expressed by the stress on a word. So yes, "The cinema is quite full" says it is not totally filled up, whereas "The cinema is quite full" says there are no more seats.

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