View Poll Results: I ____ my homework at home.

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  • forgot

    829 44.31%
  • left

    817 43.67%
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Thread: Forgot\Left

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    Default Re: Forgot\Left

    Quote Originally Posted by kiran..... View Post
    i think "forgot" is right
    Most of the people who voted in this poll agree with you. However, most of them are ESL learners.

    I left my homework at home - When I left home to go to school my homework was at home; I didn't take it with me.

    I forgot my homework - I didn't remember to take it with me.


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    Why isn't it left?

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    Default Re: Forgot\Left

    Quote Originally Posted by Fazzu View Post
    Why isn't it left?
    You could say:
    I forgot my homework, which is why I left it at home.

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    Default Re: Forgot\Left

    hey there,

    sorry guys but we dont use forget when we mention the place so left is correct

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    is it common to say i left my hw's in BE?
    i am sorry, i read it all and still didnt get the point.
    xx

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    Default Re: Forgot\Left

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post

    There we may have both usages, but dont U think 'Forgot' may give the idea that it hasn't been done?! So, 'Left' sounds to be a better choice...

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    [ Ive voted for 'Left', and now I'm quite sure about it...Tdol is a native speaker aware of wot's going on in an English speaking country!

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    Default Re: Forgot\Left

    I think I left my homework would be the right answer-like if you didn't bring your homework copy, surely you left it at your home.

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    It is very easy

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    Default Re: Forgot\Left

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    That wasn't my vote- in BE, we don't use 'forget' with the place.I have now voted for 'left', which is what we'd say. 'Forgot' is something students use, but which is tested and marked wrong. We need more votes here.
    Hello teacher,

    why it is not possible to use the verb 'forget' with places? It is just only a BE grammar rule or also for American people.

    Thanks for your replies (I am not a teacher, just a French learner who try to improve alone his English).

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