Lesson 1: Word order with 'quite' and 'enough'

The adverb 'enough' goes after adjectives or other adverbs.

  • It's warm enough. (NOT: It's enough warm.)
  • She is good enough. (NOT: She is enough quick.)
  • I've worked hard enough. (NOT: I've worked enough hard.)
  • He ran quickly enough. (NOT: He ran enough quickly.)

The adverb 'quite' usually goes before determiners, if there are any in the sentence. You can see how it's different from more usual adverbs, like 'very'.

  • It's quite warm.
  • It's very warm.
  • It's quite a warm day. ('Quite' is before 'a'.)
  • It's a very warm day. ('Very' is after 'a'.)

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