What is the meaning of quite?
Quite can mean “completely” or “entirely,” as in quite the opposite or not quite done yet. It can also be used in ways that emphasize that something is considerable or exceptional, as in quite a lot or that was quite the adventure.
How do you pronounce this word quite?
Is the L in calm silent?
The answer is the year 1066 and 2000 years of invasions, occupations, and political complexities that go far beyond “correctness.” “Calm” does, in fact, have a silent L because of 1066; however, in some regions it has a lightly pronounced L. Why? Because that’s how language works naturally over time.
Is the T in exactly silent?
When the T and D sounds come between two other consonant sounds, many Americans will drop them. But when we add the -ly ending, it now comes between two consonants. You’ll hear a lot of native speakers say ‘exactly‘, with no T sound. Exactly, exactly.