Misused Words

Quiet and Quite

Quiet, an adjective, means not noisy.

The motor of the vacuum cleaner was very quiet.

Quite, an adverb, means very.

The man was quite interested in the hybrid car.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) The student was (quiet, quite) astonished when he realized he had failed the test.

(2) The library must be (quiet, quite) for the students to study.

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