Every bit/ quite a bit/ quite

Msophi08

New Member
Italian
I don’t understand the difference between every bit/ quite a bit/quite.
For example, I think food was ........ healthier in some ways.
Which is the best option?
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Hello Msophi08, welcome to WRF!

    I think food was ........ healthier in some ways.
    A: every bit
    B: quite a bit
    C: quite

    Which is the best option?
    Unfortunately, none of the choices are very good.

    Where did you find the example?
     

    Msophi08

    New Member
    Italian
    Hi :)

    In my book, in the following test:

    I think food was ....... healthier in some ways. It wasn’t quite/as much/ as varied as it is today but at the same time there wasn’t as many/as much/ less junk food or pre-prepared convenience foods. To be honest, I think in many ways we were a lot/a lot more/more and more healthier.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    Thanks. The context was very important. The speaker is discussing food in general and thus the question is correct.

    I think food was ...quite a bit.... healthier in some ways. It wasn’t quite/as much/ as varied as it is today but, at the same time, there wasn’t as many/as much/ less junk food or pre-prepared convenience foods. To be honest, I think in many ways we were a lot/a lot more/more and more healthier.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    As a general answer, "quite + comparative" is now rare and old-fashioned.
     
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