Quiet vs. QuiteHow to use "quiet" and "quite" correctly
The distinction between the adjective quiet (“silent; making or having little noise”) and the adverb quite (“completely; really; to a considerable degree”) is simple, but many students fail to catch this error in their writing:
Your house is
quiet quite lovely.
One of the best and simplest bits of advice I’ve ever received is to read your own writing out loud; there are many typos and grammar errors (among other issues) that your eyes and ears together will catch but your eyes alone might miss. This error is a prime example of that phenomenon.
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