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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #111077: Let or Leave
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    Let or Leave

    1) To LET,  LET, LET:

    a) LET + direct object complement (Predicate) + root verb without ‘to'

    - Let him go.... He'll be back when he feels like it.


    b) Let may often express a given permission:

    - My parents let me go out every weekend.


    c) Let is used to build the imperative form (which, in English, exists for all subjects (you, he/she, we, they).  You can include yourself in the imperative by adding "Let's”).

    - Let him go away if he can't bear it here!

    - Let them have a free access to the party!


    d) The negative form of the imperative is built:

            * Either using the negative form without ‘do' (formal style):

     - Let's not give up hope when there's still some.


           * Or with the negative form using ‘don't' (informal style)

     - Don't let's give us hope when there's still some ...


    d) Set expressions using ‘let'.

    - To let go (of): You have too much stress ... just let go a little...

    - To let slip: not on purpose, he let slip that important piece of information.= he mentioned. 

    - To let know: I'll let you know when I'm ready.






    a) LEAVE in a certain place or a certain state, abandon, leave something for somebody.

    - Leave the book on the desk before going out.

    - She has left her keys at home and is locked out.


    * To leave may be built with an indirect (personal) complement introduced by for:

     - Have you left us anything? = Have you left anything for us?


    b) In the past participle, ‘left' means ‘remaining'.

    - I'm sorry there's no milk left: I'll go and buy some for you.


    c) Leave may often mean ‘forgotten':

    - Oh dear ! I've left my purse at home ...


    d) Set expressions using ‘leave':

     - Leave her alone!

    - A leave of absence

    - To take a French leave  

    - Leave well enough alone!





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    1. After what he did to her, Paul know that she’ll never forgive him.

    2. I’m awfully sorry… I can’t show you my ID, I’ve it at home.

    3. You should understand them and them be happy for their victory!

    4. Your drawing is perfect as it is… you shouldn’t alter it again and it well enough alone…

    5. Your wallet isn’t in the glove compartment of the car. Either you’ve lost it, or it at home.

    6. Look! There’s almost no butter in the fridge. We should buy some more to make our chocolate cake…

    7. He said he didn’t want anything from you… it be!

    8. Are you sure you’ve nothing behind at the hotel… I can’t find your bathing suit…

    9. The fairies wouldn’t Cinderella stay at the ball after midnight…

    10. After the loss of her purse, she was without a dollar.

    11. It’s Halloween, but my parents won’t me go and “trick or treat” in that unknown neighbourhood.

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