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English questions!what's the differences between "rather"and"quite"?
Jan 27, 2008 4:16 AM
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In one sense they are the same. For example 'that was rather good' and 'that was quite good' are similar. Rather may also mean instead of, for example 'I'd rather do this'
January 27, 2008
Rather may also be used to correct oneself. For example 'I have an appointment with the doctor, or rather, the dentist'
January 27, 2008
Apart from the previous answer you could use these two words to gently refuse or accept something. Example - 'I would rather prefer this/that' & 'She wouldn't quite like that'.
January 27, 2008
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