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    Default preposition

    Leave the room to/for us.

    Which one is appropriate?

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    Default Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by sdpegasus View Post
    Leave the room to/for us.

    Which one is appropriate?
    Context?

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    Default Re: preposition

    Context-Some friends want to spend some quality time together but all of a sudden their neighbors barge into their room so they are saying to them to leave the room.
    Last edited by sdpegasus; 26-Sep-2013 at 13:38.

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    Default Re: preposition

    If a neighbour barged into my room I would use some very strong language in telling him to get out.
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    Default Re: preposition

    I would just say leave the room, though this might be seen as a bit rude, so you could explain that you want to be left on your own for the evening.

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