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Usage quit instead of leave #1 (permalink) Sun Feb 03, 2008 14:38 pm   Usage quit instead of leave
 

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #108 "Synonyms for surrender", question 4

Joshua was preparing to ......... his wife without warning her.

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

Synonym Search, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #108 "Synonyms for surrender", answer 4

Joshua was preparing to leave his wife without warning her.

Correct answer: (c) leave

Your answer was: correct
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why don't use quit instead of "leave"?

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Usage quit instead of leave #2 (permalink) Sun Feb 03, 2008 15:00 pm   Usage quit instead of leave
 

Hi,

'Quit' is not usually used for leaving people but more often with places and jobs as in: Quit school (in the sense of stop going to school and starting work), quit your job (go to another job).

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Usage quit instead of leave #3 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:12 am   Usage quit instead of leave
 

Hi Teachers,

why give up is not correct here? Could anyone give up his wife/husband?

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Usage quit instead of leave #4 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:21 am   Usage quit instead of leave
 

No, they couldn't.
You don't give up a person.
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To give up smb #5 (permalink) Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:35 am   To give up smb
 

Hi Beeesneees,

I'm sorry but my dictionary says me that I can say The woman gave up her lover to save her marriage. Is it not right?

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Usage quit instead of leave #6 (permalink) Thu May 16, 2013 7:53 am   Usage quit instead of leave
 

Hi Teachers,

What about my previous message
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...my dictionary says me that I can say The woman gave up her lover to save her marriage. Is it not right?

? That is, it's possible to say about not only inanimate objects, isn't it?

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Usage quit instead of leave #7 (permalink) Thu May 16, 2013 8:31 am   Usage quit instead of leave
 

Yes, but not in the context of the test question. It cannot be used in place of 'left'.
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