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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool left/left his family

    Hello,

    Is "his family" necessary here, please?

    "My friend's father left when he was 2 years old".

    "My friend's father left his family when he was 2 years old".

    Thanks a lot

    Will

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    Default Re: left/left his family

    In BrE, you would certainly be understood if you simply said "My dad left when I was two" or similar. No-one will think you mean that he just popped out to do some shopping (although that might have been his excuse, before never coming back!)
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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