The whole thing about the abrupt leaving is suspicious.

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Senior Member
Dear all,

He's been trading currencies on the company's account, but he's suddenly quit the firm. The whole thing about the abrupt leaving seems suspicious; maybe he has done something dishonest and tried to cover it up.

I made those up. I'd appreciate it if you'd give me a rephrase of "the whole thing about the abrupt leaving". Would it be all the facts surrounding his sudden quit? Or would it be "when you look at his sudden quit from every perspective"?
  • Biffo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    The whole thing about his abrupt leaving seems suspicious.

    You cannot use "quit" as a noun. It can only be a verb. (In AE it can be used adjectivally in the phrase 'quit of')


    Senior Member
    British English
    'The circumstances surrounding his sudden departure seem suspicious.' is a pretty common turn of phrase.

    By the way, in British English we do not say, 'surrounding his sudden quit?' We'd say 'departure' (or 'resignation' if it was the case), not 'quit'.
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