در قسمت قبلی معنای quite را در تعدادی از ساختارهای گرامری همراه با مثالهای گوناگون ارائه دادیم. در این قسمت می خواهیم ادامه این موضوع را بیان کنیم.
۶-quite a bit، quite a few، quite a lot: وقتی از quite به این صورت استفاده می کنیم، به مقادیر یا کمیتهای عظیم اشاره می کنیم.
You should ask Mez for some advice. He knows quite a bit about gardening.
We bought quite a lot of new furniture, didn’t we?
Yeah, quite a bit.
There were quite a few of us at the meeting.
همچنین از quite a bit و quite a lot به معنای “اغلب” نیز استفاده می کنیم.
Do you come here quite a bit?
I used to go sailing quite a lot.
We often use quite a lot and quite a bit with a comparative adjective or adverb to mean ‘much’:
از quite a bit و quite a lot با صفات قیاسی یا قیود قیاسی به معنای much(زیاد) نیز استفاده می کنیم.
We went to Italy when I was quite a bit younger.
The new truck is quite a lot heavier than the old model.
۷- quite +افعال
در گفتار غیر رسمی، از quite همراه با افعالی مانند like، enjoy، Understand و agree در گفتگو از عقاید یا ترجیحات شخصی استفاده می کنیم. بسته به موضوع گفتگو معنای quite در این حالت، معنایی شبیه ‘a bit’، ‘a lot’ یا ‘totally’ است. معمولا quite را در جایگاه میانی ویژه قیود(بین فاعل و فعل اصلی یا بعد از فعل مدال یا اول فعل معین یا بعد از be به عنوان فعل اصلی) قرار می دهیم.
I quite like tennis but I can never play proper games because I can’t serve. (I like tennis a bit.)
I quite enjoy sitting here and watching people go by. (I like it a lot.)
I quite agree. You’re absolutely right. (I agree completely.)
I can quite understand that the news would have upset her. (I totally understand.)
‘it’s quite out of the question’.
this is quite a different problem.
۸-not quite: از quite به همراه صفات، قیود، اسامی و…. نیز استفاده می کنیم. معنای quite در این حالت معنایی شبیه “not completely” است:
The door was not quite closed. (+ adjective)
The news was not quite as bad as I had expected.(+ comparative phrase)
It’s not quite half past nine. (+ time phrase)
She hesitated, not quite knowing what to do. (+ non-finite clause)
That’s not quite what I meant. (+ wh-clause)
We can also use not quite as a short response:
Are you ready?
No, not quite.
We can use not quite with verbs:
I’m slightly concerned and don’t quite understand why he didn’t come.
I haven’t quite got the money to get my laptop yet.
مثالهای بیشتر از کاربرد Quite در جملات:
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
The media tend to frame situations like this as aberrations, but in this case, quite the opposite is the truth.
You have to acknowledge your age and position in life, for me quite a lot of those emotionally fueled songs were hormone songs.
But quite unlike the schmuck, and this is the fun part, they never run up the white flag; indeed quite the opposite.
Not quite, but at one point the temperature registered 29 below zero, with 21 inches of snow.
Well, if you have any business, you may state it at once, as I am quite busy.
But moral conviction and legal proof are quite different things.
I might have paid them at the time, but it was all so unexpected and so sudden,—it rattled me, quite.
She was quite unable to repress a vulgar interest in the menials that served her.
It was quite as tangible as his money profits promised to be.