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So i think the answer is "quite" )
And this's the conclusion:
- Quite is more force than Rather
- Rather is often used to describle "sth bad, unsuitable, etc" )
- Quite may be used with a, the, or some and a noun, but Rather is only used with a.
I always thought that "quite" in BrE can also mean "completely" (hence expressions like -> quite the contrary, quite the opposite), although I've been told to be careful with this meaning, as it apparently is non-existent in AmE.
The word quiet has two syllables (kweye-et). It means (a)lack of sound, or (b)to eliminate noise.
Question: Do we use "with" with "illimunate"?
Answer: Sometimes. Apparently (I have only consulted myself), when it is used literally ("Illuminate the room") it is not used with "with", but when used figuratively ("Illuminate us with your wisdom") it is.
As far as I know both are possible here. I have been told 'rather' is a bit stronger than 'quite' but that depends on stress and context. By the way, is it true that 'rather' goes with adjectives expressing negative ideas -'rather ugly'-? Isn't it 'a bit' or 'a little' -a bit ugly-?. Thanks