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    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.

    leave (n) = period of absence from duty, work

    He has taken leave of his senses.

    to take leave of one’s senses = to act irrationally

    You have my leave to stay away from the office tomorrow.

    leave = permission

    The soldier asks for leave of absence.

    She has done it without a “by your leave”.

    by your leave = a phrase spoken by a junior when overcoming a senior prior to passing

    He left his estate to her.

    leave = bequeath

    I was well left.

    was well left = came into a rich legacy

    There are no seats left.

    When does the train leave?

    When did you leave London?

    leave = go away from

    We are leaving for Rom next week.

    leave for = go away to, depart

    You have to leave your coat in the hall.

    Don’t 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 one’s 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 young 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.

    It’s 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.

    Don’t 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.

    Don’t leave her waiting outside in the rain.

    They left off their woolen underwear when the weather got warm.

    There’s 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 I’ve paid all my debts, there will be nothing left.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Red face Re: checking of a few sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    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.

    Regards,

    V.
    Observations made in the first few sentences need more claifications. Rest are all Ok.

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    Default Re: checking of a few sentences

    Hi sarat 106,

    Thank you for your kind thought of me.

    Here are a few additional words which have to contribute to the full clarification of the first few sentences from my original post.

    1. She has done it (she had rudely helped herself to the dessert) without a “by your leave”.

    by your leave = a phrase spoken by a junior when overcoming a senior prior to passing by your leave = request for permission: without a by-your-leave

    She would go from her home and her husband without with-your-leave

    by-your-leave: Definition from Answers.com

    2. I was well left.

    was well left = came into a rich legacy

    3. You have my leave to stay away from the office tomorrow

    leave (n) = permission to do something

    you have my leave = you have my permission to do something (at the present case “to stay away from the office tomorrow)

    to stay away from the office = to stay at home = to take a day off

    If you obtained Indefinite Leave to Remain in September 2009, you will be eligible to apply for Naturalization in September 2010.

    Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) is an immigration status granted to a person who does not hold right of abode in the United Kingdom

    Thank you again for your unfailing backing.

    Regards,

    V.

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