using the pronoun it with the verb quit

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Is it proper to use as in the sentence " I had it working and then it just quit.

asked Mar 18 at 22:45 Randy Martin New member

It's fine. Be more concerned about your conjunction; "'and' it just quit" shows the wrong relationship to the past perfect progressive "had been working". Use '"but' it just quit" instead to correctly use perfect tense. (Event 1) It was working. [but] (Event 2) It stopped working.

Aaron PrejeanMar 18 at 22:49

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You need a comma after 'working' to complete the joining of the two independent clauses.  Other than that, you're fine.

link comment edited Mar 18 at 23:42 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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