quit, quite, quiet video

What’s the difference between these 3 confusing words?

1. Which ones have one syllable?
2. Which one has two syllables?
3. Which one means to stop doing something?
4. Which one means be silent, silence, “shush!”
5. Which one means fairly or very?
6. Which one is an adverb?
7. Which one is a verb?
8. Which one is an adjective?

Watch the video or read below.

These three words are quite a spelling nightmare for many people.

Quit is a short vowel sound, I quit smoking. I quit my job.Add the magic ‘e’ and you get quite. They’re quite cute, they’re quite fluffy, it’s quite a hard word to spell.

Quite is a longer sound than quit but still one syllable. quit quite

But quiet is two syllables “qui / et” quiet = shush! Be quiet.

A good way to remember the spelling of this to pronounce the syllables in quiet slowly: “qu / et”

It’s quite quiet today.

I quit my job because it was quite stressful now my life is quiet.

 

Exercise Rewrite these sentences and write in the correct quit/quite/quiet.

a. All I want is a _________ life.

b. I wish she would ______ smoking.

c. If I had the money I would _______ my job.

d. It’s ______ a hard word to spell and I’m not ______
sure how to spell it.

e. Their landlord has given them a notice to _______.

f. The view was _______ amazing.

g. Will you please be _______!

 

Answers to the questions at the top of the page

1. Which ones have one syllable? quit / quite
2. Which one has two syllables? quiet “qui et”
3. Which one means to stop doing something? quit
4. Which one means be silent, silence, “shush!” quiet
5. Which one means fairly or very? quite
6. Which one is an adverb? quite
7. Which one is a verb? to quit
8. Which one is an adjective? quiet

 

Gap fill exercise answers
a. All I want is a quiet life.
b. I wish she would quit smoking.
c. If I had the money I would quit my job.
d. It’s quite a hard word to spell and I’m not quite
sure how to spell it.
e. Their landlord has given them a notice to quit.
f. The view was quite amazing.
g. Will you please be quiet!