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    The long working hours in Hong Kong have left the husbands here with less time to take care of their new born babies and newly delivered wives.


    Is the phrase " leave somebody with something" rightly used?

    Thanks so much!!

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    Yes. It means the same as "The long working hours in Hong Kong mean the husbands have less time to take care..."

    Something different is whether it is a common expression, which I ignore.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    I agree with Charlie.

    '...newly delivered wives' sounds like they've been brought round by a parcel service.

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I agree with Charlie.

    '...newly delivered wives' sounds like they've been brought round by a parcel service.

    Rover
    It sounded awkward, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it Now I know.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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