View Poll Results: I ____ my homework at home.

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    829 44.31%
  • left

    817 43.67%
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Thread: Forgot\Left

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    You can say "I forgot my lunch", which implies that your lunch is where you prepared it. Nothing more needs to be said. (In fact, that's exactly the phrase I used recently when I forgot my lunch.)


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    Smile 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.
    That's what I want to say.

    We can say like this:
    <1> I forgot my homework.
    <2> I left my homework at home.

    This should be more normal.

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    Hi Guys! Well.. The first thing to know is that LEFT is the past simple tense and past participle tense of the verb LEAVE and FORGOT is the past simple tense of the verb FORGET.

    So, you usually:

    - Leave something in a place/ Leave something somewhere.
    - Forget something.

    That is the common use for this verbs, but they can be used as synonyms too, when (as in the sentence above) you're referring to something.

    Hope this helps!..
    Peace!

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    It is a little confusing because I would imagine he forgot his homework at home because he didn't remember to bring it.

    Imagine you're going to the vet... having a little bit of a bad day. :)

    I forgot my dog at home!

    It seems to go better than:

    I left my dog at home!

    Whereas if you were simply going to the park and didn't want to take him you would use:

    I left my dog at home.
    Last edited by Aslkajack; 21-Aug-2010 at 11:16.

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    "I left my homework" is incomplete. The where part is left out.

    ~R
    I thought a sentence only needed a subject and a verb? "I left my homework" says who did what with what.

    "I ran away." Would you consider that wrong?

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    Forget to do something, not forget the thing

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    Smile Re: Forgot\Left

    I voted for "forgot" because when you forget something, you, of course, didn't do it on purpose. If you "left" something, it implies that you intentionally did it.

    e.g. "I forgot my camera because I was rushing to catch the train."
    "I left my camera because it's a hassle to bring it."

    In the given sentence, I don't think a student would deliberately leave his homework. Why would he do it in the first place? Which means, he forgot to bring it.

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    I voted for (( either )) because:

    left mean:

    to not take something or someone with you when you go, either intentionally or by accident
    Hey, you've left your keys on the table.

    forgot mean:

    to not bring something with you because you did not remember it
    I've forgotten my keys.

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    I voted third (either), is that true in using both of them ?

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