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Third person singular
- To stop doing something.
- To give up a habit.
- To leave a locality.
- (reflexive) - to conduct oneself, to behave.
- Simple past tense and past participle of quit.
- For examples of the usage of this word see the citations page.
- The past tense of quit is now quit for most speakers and writers; dictionaries usually allow quitted as an alternative, but it is rare or nonexistent in North America and Australia, and outnumbered by quit by about 16 to 1 in the British National Corpus. Quitted is more commonly used to mean "left". ie. She quitted her job.
- In sense 1. this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs
Pam Peters, The Cambridge Guide to English Usage, Cambridge University Press, p. 453.
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