Observations made in the first few sentences need more claifications. Rest are all Ok.Dear teachers,
Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the feasibility of the following sentences?
She was on maternity leave. OK
leave (n) = period of absence from duty, work
He has taken leave of his senses otherwise he would not have uttered those insenssible words.
to take leave of oneís senses = to act irrationally=not act like oneself; lose control OK an Idiomatic use
You have my leave to stay away from the office tomorrow.
leave = permission How come? Leaving ones position with permission is called leave which can not be synonym permission.
The soldier asks for leave of absence. = Approved absence period from work without loss of seniority or other job-related perquisites. It is a special kind of leave for a particular purposes, such as attending an educational program or performing a special research project.
She has done it without a ďby your leaveĒ.
by your leave = a phrase spoken by a junior when overcoming a senior prior to passing The Dictionary.com gives a different meaning: with your permission = a request for permission(free online dictionary.)
He left his estate to her. Ok
leave = bequeath
I was well left. I think, It was well left is normally used in games like foot ball and crictet.
There are no seats left.
When does the train leave?
When did you leave London?
leave = go awat from
We are leaving for Rom next week.
leave for = go away to, depart
You have to leave your coat in the hall.
Donít leave the tap running while shaving yourself!
She left the report for me.
leave = entrust
My typist has left me.
has left = has resign
I leave in a week.
leave = go off oneís job
The first thing after is leaving my wife.
I propose to leave the society.
Usually she leaves the door open.
Who left that window open?
I never leave my work undone.
As a rule he leaves a good deal of truth unsaid.
leave something unsaid = not say it
Please leave word for me with your secretary if you get news of what happened.
leave word for somebody = give a message
His illness has left him weak.
The yong count was well left.
You have to give what is left to the dog.
Seven from ten leaves three.
He would rather to leave the matter in her hands.
I have to leave a few words for you.
Did he leave any message for me?
I should leave that question alone if I were you.
I have to leave you out in the cold.
Your behavior leave much to be desired.
leave much to be desired = be unsatisfactory
He leaves me in the lurch.
in the lurch = in a difficult or embarrassing position
It is high time for us to leave.
Itís time to leave off work.
He left medicine for the law.
leave something for something = substitute A for B
She left Paris for London.
She left her comfortable home for rugged life in the desert.
We left them to their own devices.
I leave the decision to your judgment.
leave = abandon
The luggage has been left behind.
Donít leave me behind!
They left the children with her mother.
She left her books with us.
leave = to cause to remain
We left them to muddle through on their own.
muddle through = to push on to a favorable outcome in a disorganized way
They left the fields fallow.
left the fields fall = left them uncropped
The film left me cold.
left me cold = left me unmoved
Has the rain left off yet?
leave off = stop, cease; also, stop doing or using.
We left off at the end of the chapter five.
leave out = omit, ignore, miss, overlook, pass over
Do leave off biting your nails, Jane!
Always leave things where you can find them again.
Donít leave her waiting outside in the rain.
They left off their woolen underwear when the weather got warm.
Thereís nothing we can do, we must leave it at that.
leave it at that = do or say nothing more
We have to leave the matter over.
leave something over = postpone
The children were left very much to themselves during the holidays.
leave somebody to himself = not try to control or direct his activities
When Iíve paid all my debts, there will be nothing left.
Thank you for your efforts.
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