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By -is-this-fft-, history, 15 months ago, In English

There have been some questions about this comment (and its parents) and it seems different people understand the expression differently. So I wanted to create a poll.

If your answer is "depends on the context", vote based on the context of that comment.

 
 
 
 
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15 months ago, # |
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Upvote this and downvote the other if you think "quite easy" is harder than "easy".

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    15 months ago, # ^ |
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    Is it was "easy" or "quite easy" way of getting contribution? :)

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      15 months ago, # ^ |
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      People were supposed to upvote one and downvote the other to keep the contribution balanced. But it seems many did not get the idea.

      Anyway at this stage even +300 voted comments only change contribution by +1. The only way to seriously get cobtribution for me is to write rounds and tutorials.

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        Then write rounds and tutorials! :)

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Upvote this and downvote the other if you think "quite easy" is easier than "easy".

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    15 months ago, # ^ |
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    Why both comment is upvoted?

    UPD:now this comment is heavily downvoted.

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This is quite a predicament.

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it depends on my left heel and gladiolus.

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Quite easy is harder than easy

Excerpts from a grammar book

Quite is a degree adverb. It has two meanings depending on the word that follows it: ‘a little, moderately but not very’ and ‘very, totally or completely’:

When we use quite with a gradable adjective or adverb, it usually means ‘a little, moderately but not very’

When we use quite with a non-gradable adjective or adverb (an extreme adjective or adverb has a maximum and/or minimum, for example right – wrong), it usually means ‘very’, ‘totally’ or ‘completely’:

So "quite easy" means "it is somewhat/slightly easy".

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/quite

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    15 months ago, # ^ |
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    Grammerforces

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    15 months ago, # ^ |
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    Looking at the votes above, we can conclude Indians have other opinion.

    Why?

    • they are the most frequent nation here
    • we already know how they give contests and solve questions
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      15 months ago, # ^ |
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      *problems

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      Hey Wait, What is your last point! How they give contests? Due to some cheaters don't blame a whole country, Please! It really hearts those who are trying harder to get better!

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Also, is "almost surely" more or less reliable than just "surely"?

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    While "almost surely" literally means "with a 100% probability", I don't know if "surely" means "always" or "I guess so". In russian, however, "almost surely" is "почти наверное", which, being translated outside of a mathematical context, turns into something like "almost maybe", which definitely sounds very doubtful

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      While "almost surely" literally means "with a 100% probability"

      I think that's the definition in math only.

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      15 months ago, # ^ |
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      well, the problem is in "наверное" changing it's meaning from "surely" to the current one.

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      I suppose "почти наверняка" is better translation for this

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    It is almost surely less reliable.

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In the context, how about "trivial"? As in "doesn't require much insight, but still might require some tedious effort".

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    Someone already got mad when I said "quite easy", can you imagine the reaction if I had said "trivial"? xd

    Anyway, while this problem doesn't need any "special" insight, it still needed just enough thinking to not be called "trivial".

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    I wouldn't call a tedious problem trivial. Maybe trivial to solve.

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It should be ez4me.

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Well, I was 100% sure that "quite easy" is more difficult than "easy" but it seems many people here understand it in a different way.

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    Same. I wonder what's the distribution of answers depending on age or rating.

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    I thought quite easy means that it is very easy. Like for example: "That is quite good" meaning, that is very good. I usually replace quite with very that is how I understood that "quite easy" means "very easy". Seems like I am wrong?

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    When I say "quite good", it means I can not say only "good". It does not have the properties to be called "good", but it can be called "quite good". The same is with easy. I can not say it is easy because it is not. But it is also not that hard, so I may call it quite easy.

    So, use of "quite" means it does not fulfill the criteria,but also not too much different from that. Let's just say, "Chimpanzees are quite human".

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It's 12:30 AM here, now I can't sleep before knowing the answer.

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Would be nice to have a CP dictionary, published by CF community.

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People can't even vote in such way that sum of contribution on 2 first comments is equal to 0. What do you really expect from that poll? Also considering that a majority of people here solve questions instead of problems, can this poll really show something?

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    Then disable CF for Indians for a week poll to be real.

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      we definitely need a feature "Let downvote/upvote my comments only for people with rating from a range [L, R]"

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        everyone be like: Aright, imma set L and R to my rating of my alt account and keep spamming useless comments for free contribution.

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          You think everyone would do that? So you would do that?

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            I wouldn't waste my time for that, But the idea its self is weird.

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        let L be 1321 and R 2391

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Personally, I read (and use) "quite easy" as meaning easier than just "easy", and I might use it in opposition to "fairly easy". The grammar book that someone cited above is for British English, so maybe this is an area where British English and American English differ.

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    +1. I thought "quite" could be replaced by "very" (with some exceptions like "quite a few"). As Japanese people usually learn American English (and little about British English, such as "centre") and so do I, I am quite shocked here.

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    Indeed, this seems to be the case. Here is a relevant video:

    https://youtu.be/4xOooQvE9d0?t=166

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      I don't understand why I subconsciously follow American English even though I attended a school following British English.

      That video clears all confusion! Thanks for sharing.

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give me contribution and I will tell you the answer.

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    15 months ago, # ^ |
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    He doesn't want your answer then. XD

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    Anyway, you got contribution (you didn't say whether u wanted positive contribution or negative). Now tell your answer.

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I think "quite easy" is like a little bit harder than "easy" but not too hard.

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unpopular opinion
easy - epsilon <= quite easy <= easy + epsilon

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just use relatively easy....