The word "quite" is similar to "very" and "really." It’s an adverb and it’s usually used with adjectives:

She’s quite good at tennis.

In the sentence above, "quite" indicates how good she is at tennis. The word "quite" modifies the word "good."

Here are some more examples:

  • It’s going to be quite cold today.
  • Quite a few people were at the event.
  • This book is quite interesting.
  • That’s quite a good answer to the question.
  • That’s not quite what I wanted.

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This page was first published on November 14, 2011. It was updated on November 20, 2016.