What does "quite as nice" mean? and how's it different from "quite nice"?
"Quite as nice" means "exactly as nice", and is used to compare something that is "not as nice" as something else. She is comparing the inside of the fruit to the outside of the fruit, so her intended sentence is "The inside doesn't look quite as nice as the outside (of the fruit)." "Quite nice" simply means "very good". Ex: This dinner isn't quite as nice as the one I had at the other restaurant. Ex: You look quite nice today.
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