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Quit talking #1 (permalink) Thu Mar 16, 2006 18:38 pm   Quit talking
 

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #62 "Synonyms for quit", question 6

The teacher asked the noisy students to ......... talking.

(a) give up
(b) leave
(c) quit
(d) abandon

English Synonym, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #62 "Synonyms for quit", answer 6

The teacher asked the noisy students to quit talking.

Correct answer: (c) quit

Your answer was: incorrect
The teacher asked the noisy students to abandon talking.
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I don't understand why do they use "quit "in this sentence?
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Quit #2 (permalink) Thu Mar 16, 2006 20:01 pm   Quit
 

Hi,

Quit means simply stop as in: He's trying hard not to buy any more cigarettes because he wants to quit smoking.

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Quit talking #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 04, 2008 23:43 pm   Quit talking
 

Good morning Tearchers

Why dont we use "give up" here?

Can you explain for me?

Thank you.
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Quit talking #4 (permalink) Wed Nov 05, 2008 13:17 pm   Quit talking
 

Good morning Tearchers

Why dont we use "give up" here?

Can you explain for me?

Thank you.
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Quit talking #5 (permalink) Wed Nov 05, 2008 13:48 pm   Quit talking
 

'Give up talking' isn't a collocation, that is, words that go together. But we can give up a job, for example, or smoking/coffee/fatty foods (things that are bad for you) or regular activities.
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Quit talking #6 (permalink) Wed Nov 05, 2008 13:52 pm   Quit talking
 

Conchita wrote:
(things that are bad for you) or regular activities.

..so, if I give up a seat for a lady on a bus, this means that my seat is bad ? :lol:
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Quit talking #7 (permalink) Wed Nov 05, 2008 14:28 pm   Quit talking
 

:) Don't be naughty, Alex.

By the way, nice example of 'give up' in the sense of 'stop having/owning something'.
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Quit talking #8 (permalink) Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:13 am   Quit talking
 

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