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Fairly & Rather (Explained in Hindi & English)

Fairly & Rather का प्रयोग (Explained in Hindi)

Fairly and Rather

दोनों का ही अर्थ ‘औसत दर्जे का’ (ना ही अधिक और ना ही कम) होता है. लेकिन ‘fairly’ का use अनुकूल (favourable) adjectives और adverbs जैसे कि bravely, good, nice, well, आदि  के साथ किया जाता है; जबकी ‘rather’ का use मुख्यता प्रतिकूल (unfavourable) adjectives और adverbs जैसे कि bad, stupidly, ugly, आदि के साथ किया जाता है; जैसे

i) Ram is fairly clever, but Mohan is rather stupid.
ii) I walk fairly fast but Reena walks rather slow.

NOTE-I: यदि आवश्यकता हो तो ‘fairly’ के पहले (बाद में नहीं) article A/AN का use किया जा सकता है लेकिन article A/AN  का use ‘rather’ के पहले भी किया जा सकता है और बाद में भी; जैसे

It’s a rather heavy box.
= It’s rather a heavy box.

INCORRECT: It’s fairly a heavy table.
CORRECT: It’s a fairly heavy table.

NOTE-II: ऐसे adjectives/adverbs के साथ जैसे कि fast, slow, thin, thick, hot, cold, आदि जो ना तो favourable होते हैं और ना ही unfavourable ‘fairly’ use किया जाता है यदि उनके प्रति हमारी सहमती (approval) है; और यदि इनके प्रति हमारी कोई सहमती नहीं है (disapproval) हो तो ‘rather’ का use किया जाता है; जैसे

a) This soup is fairly hot. (means the speaker likes hot soup)
b) This soup is rather hot. (means the speaker does not prefer hot soup)

NOTE-III: ‘Fairly’ का use comparative degrees के adjective/adverbs के साथ नहीं किया जाता; जैसे

INCORRECT: This book is fairly better.
CORRECT: This book is fairly good.

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Fairly & Rather (Explained in English)

Fairly and Rather

Both can mean ‘moderately’ (to an average extent; means not more not less). But ‘fairly’ is mainly used with ‘favourable adjectives and adverbs’ such as bravely, good, nice, well etc., while ‘rather’ is mainly used before ‘unfavourable adjectives and adverbs’ such as bad, stupidly, ugly etc.; e.g.

i) Ram is fairly clever, but Mohan is rather stupid.
ii) I walk fairly fast but Reena walks rather slow.

NOTE-I: If required we can use the article A/AN before ‘fairly’ (not after), whereas we can us A/AN  before as well as after ‘rather’; e.g.

It’s a rather heavy box.
= It’s rather a heavy box.

INCORRECT: It’s fairly a heavy table.
CORRECT: It’s a fairly heavy table.

NOTE-II: With adjectives/adverbs such as fast, slow, thin, thick, hot, cold etc., which are not either favourable or unfavourable, we can use ‘fairly’ if we want to express approval, and we can use ‘rather’ if we want to express disapproval.

a) This soup is fairly hot. (means the speaker likes hot soup)
b) This soup is rather hot. (means the speaker does not prefer hot soup)

NOTE-III: We cannot use ‘fairly’ with comparative degrees of adjective/adverbs; e.g.

INCORRECT: This book is fairly better.
CORRECT: This book is fairly good.

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