an adverb is a part of speech that is used to modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a phrase or clause. Quite is used as an adverb to modify or emphasize the intensity or degree of an action or reaction. The adverb 'quite' often shows up in responses such as 'yes, quite so,' 'I quite agree,' or 'quite so.' In addition, quite can also mean 'a little bit' when used to modify a verb or an action.
1. She was quite excited about the news.
2. She quite enjoyed the movie.
3. He quite forgot about the meeting.
a common mistake associated with the usage of quite as an adverb is misplacing it in a sentence. For example, one would say 'she quite enjoyed the movie,' rather than 'she quite the movie enjoyed.'