"It is not nearly as...as" and "It is not quite as...as"

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Dec 12, 2011 15:05
I understand it today that the grammar of "it is not nearly as...as" and "it is not quit as...as".

① it is not nearly as...as.
When I want to explain that two kinds things are small different, the following expressions can be used it.

example:
* My brother has 175 cm. I am 145 cm.

 The following expressions can be used:
I can say that I am not nearly as tall as my brother.

* I still have little pain in my shoulder. I have a feeling
much better than before about the pain.

The following expressions can be used:
My shoulder's pain has not nearly as pain as before.


② it is not quite as....as.
When I want to say it is just different but not exactly different it, I can use this phrase.

* My weight now is 45 kg. My weight before I came to is 45.5 Kg.

The following expressions can be used:
My weight is not quite as tiny as before I came to USA. 

* It was 8 degree in this morning. It was 6 degree yesterday's
morning.

The following expressions can be used:
It is not quite as cold as yesterday morning.


It is the same mean both of the idiom of "is not quite as...as" and "is almost as...as". Both means that it is little different but not exactly different.

I hope my understanding is right.
Thank you for reading this.