Pre-determiners are normally used before an indefinite article. Typical sentence is composed of "pre-determiner + indefinite article + adjective + noun". They are used to express emotions.
"Such" and "what" are used to express surprise or extreme emotions.
"Rather" and "quite" are used to express a certain degree of quality or other emotions to a certain degree. "Rather" and "quite" are used when expressing not very extreme emotions.
Directions: Rewrite each sentence using the word "such".
1) You are a good friend.
2) The house is a mess.
3) She has a bad temper.
4) She is a fine artist.
5) He is a nice person.
Directions: Choose the answer that has the same meaning as the sentence.
1) This is rather a small house.
a. Your home is not small.
b. Your home is very big.
c. Your home is slightly small.
2) She is rather a nice woman.
a. This woman is kind.
b. She is terrible.
c. This woman is the devil.
3) It is rather a warm day.
a. It is too hot today.
b. It is slightly warm today.
c. It is cool.
4) I've had quite a bad evening.
a. This night has been the worst night ever!
b. My night has not been very good.
c. This has been a great night.
5) It was quite a nice surprise.
a. I was happy and surprised.
b. I was so surprised that I screamed.
c. I was disappointed.
6) She had quite an interesting experience.
a. Her experience was okay.
b. Her experience was terrible.
c. Her experience was pretty interesting.
Quiz 1 Answers
1) You are such a good friend.
2) The house is such a mess.
3) She has such a bad temper.
4) She is such a fine artist.
5) He is such a nice person.
Quiz 2 Answers
1) c. Your home is slightly small.
2) a. This woman is kind.
3) b. It is slightly warm today.
4) b. My night has not been very good.
5) a. I was happy and surprised.
6) c. Her experience was pretty interesting.