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    mahesh.bhalerao is offline Newbie
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    Where to use

    Hi,

    If anyone could help me to know where to use 'Quite a bit',
    and where to use 'Quite a lot'.

    Thanks in advance
    Mahesh

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    apex2000 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Where to use

    Quite a lot of the material was left over.
    Of the material produced quite a bit was left over.

    From these two examples it is possible to leave out 'quite', without materially changing the meaning. Using 'quite' puts in that bit of emphasis as to how much is involved. Simply saying 'a lot' or 'a bit' does not quantify the amount but adding 'quite' gives it more meaning.

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    Re: Where to use

    There are probably exceptions, but off the top of my head, you can use them interchangeably. For preference, use 'quite a lot'.

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