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    Bored and exhausted

    Would you please correct my grammar and punctuation in the following sentences?

    Bored and exhausted, Peter quitted his post as a teacher and took a trip all over the world. When he returned a year later, he was homeless and destitute, but he told people he regretted nothing. That was the best he ever experienced in his life.

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    #2

    Re: Bored and exhausted

    The simple past of "quit" is "quit".
    Use "a trip around the world" or "a round-the-world trip".
    Say "That was the best experience of his life".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Bored and exhausted

    I just want to say that Oxford dictionary beside the past "quit" mentions also "quitted" as the past. It says that "quitted" is BrE.

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    Re: Bored and exhausted

    I've never heard it in BrE.
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    #5

    Re: Bored and exhausted

    My Oxford dictionary says no such thing.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: Bored and exhausted

    I believe you, emsr2d2, but both "Longman" and "Oxford Advanced English" mention "quitted as BrE.

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    Re: Bored and exhausted

    Well, as you can see above, bhaisahab's Oxford English Dictionary does not give the same information. I'm really not sure about the examples on the Longman website HERE. Example 4 given on that page says it's formal British English. I've never heard anyone use "to be quit of sth" in BrE. In fact, most BrE speakers think of "quit" as an AmE import.
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    #8

    Re: Bored and exhausted

    That's funny, "to be quit of something" sounds like a BrE import to my AmE ears!
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: Bored and exhausted

    Interesting. Who can we blame next?
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    #10

    Re: Bored and exhausted

    It's usually safe to blame Canada.
    I am not a teacher.

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