- She is rather tall.
- The interview was rather tough.
With adjectives and adverbs, rather suggests more than is usual more than was expected and similar ideas.
- I speak French rather well.
- It is rather warm in here. Lets open the window.
- It is rather later than I thought.
- He talks rather too much.
- He is rather a fool. (NOT He is a rather fool.)
- It was a rather good idea. (OR It was rather a good idea.)
- She is rather a successful actor. (OR She is a rather successful actor.)
Rather is not normally used before a plural noun with no adjective.
Rather can modify verbs.
- She rather enjoys doing nothing.
- I rather think we are going to lose.
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