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Resign versus quit #1 (permalink) Sat Nov 25, 2006 18:10 pm   Resign versus quit
 

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ESL/EFL Test #108 "Synonyms for surrender", question 7

It will become very complicated if Mr Conrad ......... his office because there's no one who can replace him on this position.

(a) quits
(b) resigns
(c) surrenders
(d) leaves

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ESL/EFL Test #108 "Synonyms for surrender", answer 7

It will become very complicated if Mr Conrad resigns his office because there's no one who can replace him on this position.

Correct answer: (b) resigns

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It will become very complicated if Mr Conrad quits his office because there's no one who can replace him on this position.
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Resign versus quit #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 02, 2006 12:40 pm   Resign versus quit
 

Both have similar meanings. However, they differ in connotation or what they imply. Reisgn sounds more dignified to hear as opposed to quit which evokes a negative impression you don't like your job. Resign is is less harsh to hear and is more neutral.
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Resign versus quit #3 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:21 am   Resign versus quit
 

Hi Teachers,

in previous question I chose resign in You can't just resign school like that. You aren't old enough to find a job and support yourself.
and here leaves in It will become very complicated if Mr Conrad leaves his office, because there's no one who can replace him in this position.
, and both are incorrect. I'm wondering, why?

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Resign versus quit #4 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:21 am   Resign versus quit
 

You resign work, not school/
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Resign versus quit #5 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:33 am   Resign versus quit
 

Hi Bev,

Can I use the preposition "from" with "to resign":

He resigned from work.
He resigned from office.

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Resign versus quit #6 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:37 am   Resign versus quit
 

Certainly. In fact I would invariably use 'from' together with a mention of a job/position/post.

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Resign versus quit #7 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:40 am   Resign versus quit
 

Thanks Alan,

So, if I'm following you correctly, you would use "...if Mr Conrad resigns from his office..."?

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Resign versus quit #8 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:45 am   Resign versus quit
 

Yes, if that refers to a job such as : his office as treasurer of the society.

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Resign from and quit #9 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:45 am   Resign from and quit
 

Thank you, Alan and Our Tort System!

Well, so thse statements have to be as:
You can't just quit school like that. You aren't old enough to find a job and support yourself.
and
It will become very complicated if Mr Conrad resigns from his office because there's no one who can replace him on this position.

In this 7th question the correct answer would be evident if there was from before his office. Now I know. Thanks!

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