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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #107155: To let - To leave
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    To let - To leave


                                                                                                               

     

     

    1) a) LEAVE + noun = to let stay in the place or the condition stated: to put, to abandon.

    ex : Leave the book on my desk when you go!

    ex : He left all his things in his hotel room and ran away…

        b) To let something remain for another person's action :

    ex : They left me no cake : they ate it all…

        c) Used with a precise location, ‘leave’ may mean ‘forget’.

    ex : Oh damn ! I’ve left my umbrella on the train again!

        d) LEAVE : to have something/someone remaining after departure = to abandon or let down.

    ex : He left his wife and kids 2 months ago and is now living in Paris.

        e) LEAVE = let a product (introduced by 'for') remain for someone:

    ex :  Have you left anything for us to eat while you’re away?

        f) An idiom : Leave me alone!= Let me do what I want ...

     

                                                

        

    2) LET: a) LET + direct complement + Verb = to allow, permit.

         ex : He didn’t let me speak …

         b)  LET + infinitive without 'to' = a permission granted.

    ex : For once, let the children go out with their friends tonight.

    c)  LET + direct complement + infinitive without 'to' = an offer, an invitation, a suggestion .

    ex : Let them wait … They’re in no hurry !

    ex : Let me see your essay and I’ll correct the mistakes …

    d) In the  negative form: LET NOT (not using 'do') indicates formal style:

    ex : Let not our laziness prevent us from helping the needy.

    e) Don’t + imperative form = familiar style.

    ex : 'Please don’t let me be misunderstood…'

    f) Let + infinitive = a request, a command.

    ex : Let me know the results when you have them …

                                                        

     

     





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