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    Default miss out and leave out

    1) The translator missed out/left out the difficult parts.
    2) Why did you miss him out/leave him out of the group?
    3) Remember not to miss out/leave out any words in the exercise.

    Do they always mean the same? Or is there a slight difference in the meaning?

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    Default Re: miss out and leave out

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    1) The translator missed out/left out the difficult parts.
    2) Why did you miss him out/leave him out of the group?
    3) Remember not to miss out/leave out any words in the exercise.

    Do they always mean the same? Or is there a slight difference in the meaning?

    Thank you.
    1) "left"
    2) "leave"
    3) "leave"

    None of your examples would be correct with "miss/missed".



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    Default Re: miss out and leave out

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    1) "left"
    2) "leave"
    3) "leave"

    None of your examples would be correct with "miss/missed".


    Why?

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    Default Re: miss out and leave out

    Because that isn't what "miss out" means. It means you have lost an opportunity to do something.


    miss out - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Default Re: miss out and leave out

    I don't have a problem with the first or third. "To miss out" in BrE can mean "to omit".

    You missed out all the articles in your paragraph.
    The translator missed out an entire sentence from that text.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: miss out and leave out

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't have a problem with the first or third. "To miss out" in BrE can mean "to omit".

    You missed out all the articles in your paragraph.
    The translator missed out an entire sentence from that text.
    Never or hardly ever in AmE.

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    Default Re: miss out and leave out

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Never or hardly ever in AmE.
    I'd say never. But I am familiar with the BrE usage "miss out."

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