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Quit #1 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:18 am   Quit
 

"I don't like this a bit. I quit!" he yelled.

Is this quit the present quit or the past quit?

By the way:

Imagine there's this meeting. People are voting on something. First, you say, "for...." Then you change your mind, you say,"I___ (change or changed) my vote! Against... "

Which one is correct, change or changed?

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Quit #2 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:52 am   Quit
 

Probably present - i quit right now! (I am quitting)

Personally, I;d say 'I've changed my vote'.
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Quit #3 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:16 am   Quit
 

Is it possible that "I change my vote " is like "I quit", to mean "I am changing my vote" ?
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Quit #4 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 15:33 pm   Quit
 

I need some further explanation. :P
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Quit #5 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 17:49 pm   Quit
 

I don't think that sounds at all natural.

I'm changing my vote - now.
I changed my vote - previously.
I've changed my vote - recently
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