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    left alone

    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "left alone" in the following context:

    Nature, in her glory and abundance, bears great quantities of food. Nature, left alone, produces abundance. So, we live close to nature, and follow her rhythms and cycles in the food chain.

    Does "left alone" means "when/if it is not disturbed"?

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    Re: left alone

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone

    I'd like to ask about the meaning of "left alone" in the following context:

    Nature, in her glory and abundance, bears great quantities of food. Nature, left alone, produces abundance. So, we live close to nature, and follow her rhythms and cycles in the food chain.

    Does "left alone" means "when/if it is not disturbed"?
    Yes. To "leave something/someone alone" is not to interfere with them/it, as in "Leave me alone!" = Go away, stop disturbing me, etc.

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    Re: left alone

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes. To "leave something/someone alone" is not to interfere with them/it, as in "Leave me alone!" = Go away, stop disturbing me, etc.
    Thank you very much, Raymott.

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    #4

    Re: left alone

    Exactly.

    EDIT: Oops. I forgot to hit the "post" button and 10 minutes had gone by! Sorry to be redundant.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: left alone

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Exactly.

    EDIT: Oops. I forgot to hit the "post" button and 10 minutes had gone by! Sorry to be redundant.
    Nevertheless, thank you very much too, Barb_D.

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