Разница между quite и rather

Давайте разберемся с парой quite и rather. Перевод слов нам не поможет. Мы разберем разницу между этими словами и выполним упражнение для закрепления изученного материала.

Quite употребляется в следующих случаях:

1. В положительных комментариях.
He’s quite attractive but not what I’d call gorgeous.
2. С такими словами как: alone, amazing, brilliant, certain, dead, dreadful, different, exhausted, extraodinary, false, horrible, impossible, perfect. ridiculous, right, sure, true, useless.
I’m quite alone.
The idea was quite brilliant.
Quite не следует путать с quiet (тихий)
It was quite a difficult job. =

Rather употребляется в следующих случаях:

1. В отрицательных комментариях.
The exam was rather difficult.
2. В положительных комментариях, если мы этому удивлены.
I didn’t expect you to pass the examination. Your score was rather high.
3. С прилагательными в сравнительной степени.
As you can see, he did rather better for himself than I did.

Упражнение на выбор между quite и rather

It is a *** grey, colourless city, with few interesting sights or historical monuments.
(rather ) quite|rather
The gossip about her later proved to be *** false.
(quite ) quite|rather
I thought it was *** an interesting movie. His films are usually good,
(quite ) quite|rather
A computer program with too many icons is *** useless
(quite ) quite|rather
The company’s prospects for the future are *** dim.
(rather ) quite|rather
Are you *** sure that he understood your instructions?
(quite ) quite|rather
That’s *** a different matter.
(quite ) quite|rather
The task proved to be *** more difficult than I had expected.
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Are you *** certain about this?
(quite ) quite|rather
You’ll be *** comfortable here. The quality of service has always been good
(quite ) quite|rather
I thought his behaviour was *** ridiculous.
(quite ) quite|rather
He looked *** pathetic standing in the rain outside.
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He was *** a handsome boy for a know-all.
(rather ) quite|rather
The old bottle was very dark blue and *** perfect.
(quite ) quite|rather
To people who don’t know him he probably appears *** unfriendly.
(rather ) quite|rather
It had made some *** bad mistakes which I thought should be corrected…
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The reality is *** more complex…
(rather ) quite|rather
I’m afraid he’s *** dead.
(quite ) quite|rather
Something isn’t *** right with the brakes on your bike.
(quite ) quite|rather
I’ve had a sort-out in the bedroom — it’s looking *** better.
(rather ) quite|rather

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2015-08-01
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