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    usage of "stay away"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the following use of “stay away” in the adduced bellow sentences?

    The doctor advised Jim to stay away from fattening foods.

    stay away = avoid

    He stayed away from school for weeks at a time.

    stay away = be absent

    He has to stay away from home overnight.

    You must to stay away from me.

    It calls for a solid one or two-day "stay away" from work to protest in a manner that will not expose people to the violence and intimidation of the police and the army.

    stay away = a form of non-violent protest action

    It does not follow from this that country voters in the Periclean Assembly outnumbered city voters 3: 1 because, as Aristotle noted ( Politics 1318), farmers tended to stay away.

    Wherever possible they try not to have that but you may have to stay away.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: usage of "stay away"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post

    The doctor advised Jim to stay away from fattening foods. Okay
    stay away = avoid

    He stayed away from school for weeks at a time. Okay
    stay away = be absent

    He has to stay away from home overnight. Has to? Why?

    You must to stay away from me. Okay grammatically.

    It calls for a solid one or two-day "stay away" from work to protest in a manner that will not expose people to the violence and intimidation of the police and the army. This is not a use I am familiar with.
    stay away = a form of non-violent protest action We call that a strike.

    It does not follow from this that country voters in the Periclean Assembly outnumbered city voters 3: 1 because, as Aristotle noted ( Politics 1318), farmers tended to stay away. Okay

    Wherever possible they try not to have that but you may have to stay away.I can't understand this sentence.
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    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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