They laughed, they cried, but it was not quite better than ''Cats.'' They were there, after all, to buy Memories. (The New York Times)
“Oh my God! Wembley Stadium. Yeah, my God. So it’s going to be quite bigger.” It certainly is. The other difference from the time Domingo, Pavarotti and Carreras entertained the multitudes during the Euro 96 football tournament is that this time Domingo won’t be singing a note. (The Telegraph)
I want to take this opportunity to thank Steve Waugh, because to all us youngsters - and I am quite younger than him - he has been an inspiration. (BBC Sport)
My grammar book, written by an Italian teacher, says that "Quite is not used directly before comparatives", but I found several occurences of this usage.
Question is, can we use "quite" directly before comparatives?