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    #1

    Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    I have quitted my job.

    Because that's what google suggested. Just google "quit definition" and then just click the down arrow where (Translations, word origin, and more definitions) is written. Now scroll up to the top of the page and see there. This is what it says.

    quit1

    kwɪt/

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    verb: quit; 3rd person present: quits; past tense: quit; past participle: quit; past tense: quitted; past participle: quitted; gerund or present participle: quitting

    But when I write "quitted" anywhere the spell checker rejects it and the red line appears under this word.

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    #2

    Re: Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    The past tense and past participle of quit are both quit.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    Some dictionaries give 'quitted' as an alternative form.

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    #4

    Re: Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    "Quitted is more often used as a synonym for "left", as in John finally "quitted Cleveland", but it is not common.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 24-Apr-2016 at 22:04.

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    #5

    Re: Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    However it's used, this Ngram suggests it is in terminal decline. There is only one citation at fraze.it.

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    #6

    Re: Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    Quit is a rather long-established verb, in which case you get two different past simple and past participle forms to choose from. In modern English, you don't make any newly coined verbs irregular, so you stick with tweeted rather than tweet as a past form.

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    #7

    Re: Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    Yes, but the quitted form is dying out- I haven't heard it used for a long time.

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    #8

    Re: Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    I have never used "quitted," and never will. My browser doesn't even recognize it as a word.

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    #9

    Re: Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Some dictionaries give 'quitted' as an alternative form.
    Yup. It's like orientated and preventative. Some folks will tell you that you can use them, but why would you?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #10

    Re: Should I use "quitted" as past participle of "quit"?

    Who thinks "preventative" isn't a word? Both "preventive" and "preventative" are listed in my dictionary (and in most of the online dictionaries I checked).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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