Quite, Pretty, Rather, Fairly + Adjective




Some students of English as a Second Language sometimes struggles with adverbs and adjectives. Here are the four most frequently used adverbs that are usually followed by adjectives. 

The words quite, pretty, rather, and fairly function as adverbs when they are placed before an adjective. They express to which extent something is.  

Take a look a the following examples:

It’s quite hot today.

It’s pretty hot today.

It’s rather hot today.

It’s fairly hot today.

Quite hot, pretty hot, rather hot, and fairly hot all mean “not very hot, but a little hotter than usual.”

 

A very important note:

In SPOKEN ENGLISH, Quite can mean Completely IF you put much stress and emphasis in the accent when you pronounce it.

If you want to use QUITE as an adverb which means completely, you can use it with the following adjectives, arranged alphabetically.

quite amazing= completely amazing

quite certain= completely certain

quite clear=completely clear

quite different= completely different

quite extraordinary = completely extraordinary

quite impossible= completely impossible 

quite incredible= completely incredible

quite obvious= completely obvious

quite right= completely right

quite safe= completely safe

quite sure= completely sure

quite true= completely true

quite unnecessary= completely unnecessary 

quite wrong= completely wrong

Examples:

She looks so pretty in her Instagram posts but she looks quite different in person.

quite different= completely different

 

I had a chance to go to a fine dining restaurant with her.  Everything you told me about her being a messy eater was quite true.

Quite true= completely true

 

We can use the negative for quite.

Not quite= not completely

Examples:

A: Are you ready for the beauty pageant?

B: Not quite. (Not completely ready)

 

A: Do you think you can win a medal in the Beijing Winter Olympics?

B: At this point, I’m not quite sure if I can, but I have plenty of time to practice. Ask me again after a week.

 Not quite sure= not completely sure


 JAPANESE TRANSLATION by: Google Translate

 第二言語としての英語の生徒の中には、副詞や形容詞に苦労する人もいます。これが最も頻繁に使用される4つの副詞で、通常は形容詞が続きます。

Quite, Pretty, Rather, Fairly + Adjective

 

形容詞の前に置くと、かなり、かなり、むしろ、かなり副詞として機能します。彼らは何かがどの程度であるかを表現します。

次の例を見てください。

It’s quite hot today.

It’s pretty hot today.

It’s rather hot today.

It’s fairly hot today.

 

かなり暑い、かなり暑い、かなり暑い、そしてかなり暑いということは、すべて「それほど暑くはないが、通常より少し暑い」という意味です。


非常に重要な注意:

SPOKEN ENGLISHでは、音時にアクセントに多くのストレスや調を加えると、完全に意味することがあります。

完全に意味する副詞としてQUITEを使用したい場合は、アルファベット順に並べられた次の形容詞で使用できます。

quite amazing= completely amazing

quite certain= completely certain

quite clear=completely clear

quite different= completely different

quite extraordinary = completely extraordinary

quite impossible= completely impossible 

quite incredible= completely incredible

quite obvious= completely obvious

quite right= completely right

quite safe= completely safe

quite sure= completely sure

quite true= completely true

quite unnecessary= completely unnecessary 

quite wrong= completely wrong

例:

She looks so pretty in her Instagram posts but she looks quite different in person.

(quite different= completely different)

I had a chance to go to a fine dining restaurant with her.  Everything you told me about her being a messy eater was quite true.

QUITE TRUE =完全に

We can use the negative for QUITE.

QUITEにはネガを使用できます。

NOT QUITE= not completely

NOT QUITE =完全ではない

Examples:

A: Are you ready for the beauty pageant?

B: Not quite. (Not completely ready)


A: Do you think you can win a medal in the Beijing Winter Olympics?

B: At this point, I’m not quite sure if I can, but I have plenty of time to practice. Ask me again after a week.


NOT QUITE SURE= not completely sure

わからない=完全にわからない

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