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In the early days all I hoped was to make a living out of what I did best. But, since there's no real market for masturbation I had to fall back on my bass playing abilities.
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English

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to quit

Third person singular
quits

Simple past
quit or quitted

Past participle
-

Present participle
quitting

to quit (third-person singular simple present quits, present participle quitting, simple past and past participle quit or quitted)
  1. To stop doing something.
  2. To give up a habit.
  3. To leave a locality.
  4. (reflexive) - to conduct oneself, to behave.
  5. Simple past tense and past participle of quit.

Quotations

Usage notes

  • 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

References

Pam Peters, The Cambridge Guide to English Usage, Cambridge University Press, p. 453.

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