Grammar Lessons with Kate: Quite vs. quiet

Quite vs. quiet

by Kate Asbury Larkin

Another one that sends me over the edge; two totally different words with very different meanings.

Quite is an adverb which (usually) means a little or a lot, but not completely.

Quiet can be an adjective a noun or a verb and it means making little or no noise. You know that.

Quit is what I’m gonna do if people don’t stop misusing quiet and quite.

Carry on.