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drop out vs. quit #1 (permalink) Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:05 am   drop out vs. quit
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", question 9

Sylvia ......... out of high school at the age of sixteen. Now, she's a waitress, but she's trying to get her GED diploma.

(a) left
(b) tried
(c) quit
(d) dropped

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #299 "Life: Phrasal Verbs", answer 9

Sylvia dropped out of high school at the age of sixteen. Now, she's a waitress, but she's trying to get her GED diploma.

Correct answer: (d) dropped

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Sylvia quit out of high school at the age of sixteen. Now, she's a waitress, but she's trying to get her GED diploma.
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I think I choose "quit out of high school" is meaning "don't still study at school". I think it's right ?

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drop out vs. quit #2 (permalink) Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:37 am   drop out vs. quit
 

No, if you've dropped out of school, you're no longer studying at school.
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drop out vs. quit #3 (permalink) Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:48 am   drop out vs. quit
 

Hi,

quit would have been correct if the words ''out of'' had not been in that sentence.

I believe ''quit school'' and ''drop out of school'' mean the same thing.

I am not an English teacher, nor am I a native speaker of English, I only answered in this forum because Tort did too -- so, blame the French!

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drop out vs. quit #4 (permalink) Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:55 am   drop out vs. quit
 

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Hi Cristina,

I think there is a subtle difference between the two. 'Drop out of school' suggests not only quitting school but leaving before a course of study was finished as it was expected that you would complete it.

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drop out vs. quit #5 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 14:08 pm   drop out vs. quit
 

'Drop out of school' suggests not only quitting school but leaving before a course of study was finished as it was expected that you would complete it.

Sorry I'm confused about the part of above sentence in thick letters. What was finished? Could you explain that? maybe it should be a word: that, which etc.

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drop out vs. quit #6 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 14:11 pm   drop out vs. quit
 

Sorry, I have already understood. don't need the explanation, thanks.
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drop out vs. quit #7 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 14:13 pm   drop out vs. quit
 

please only explain: GED diploma?
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drop out vs. quit #8 (permalink) Tue Jun 07, 2011 18:02 pm   drop out vs. quit
 

Hi Saneta,

The test writer is from Canada, so it's obviously some sort of certificate which you can gain there.
I don't know what it stands for either. :)
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drop out vs. quit #9 (permalink) Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:37 am   drop out vs. quit
 

Here is some information from Wikipedia on the GED:

General Educational Development (or GED) tests are a group of five subject tests which, when passed, certify that the taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. The GED is also referred to as a General Education Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma, or Graduate Equivalency Degree.

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drop out vs. quit #10 (permalink) Thu Jul 14, 2011 15:56 pm   drop out vs. quit
 

Hi,

please explain difference between quit & drop out.
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