The word "quit" means to stop doing something. It’s a verb that is often associated with one’s job:
- Judy quit her job.
- Bob quit because he couldn’t stand his boss.
- You need to give at least two week’s notice if you quit your job.
It’s very common to hear the use of a gerund after the word "quit."
- Quit doing that.
- Please, quit saying that.
- You should quit watching so much TV.
- Are you going to quit eating meat and become a vegetarian?
- Darrel is trying to quit smoking.
- Savannah needs to quit drinking* so much.
- Lisa said that she’s going to quit gossiping about other people.
*Note: The word "drinking" in this sentence is in reference to alcohol.
A person who quits is called "a quitter."
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December 29, 2011