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    Question Left off

    What is the meaning of "Left off" ?

    le : ... I can not recall where the Bob left off on that contract ....

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    Re: Left off

    Quote Originally Posted by sh.hazeri View Post
    What is the meaning of "Left off" ?

    le : ... I can not recall where the Bob left off on that contract ....
    "To leave off" can mean "to omit" or "to stop".

    I left his name off the list.
    Please leave off doing that. (This is very informal, though I wouldn't say it's slang).

    However, I don't understand the sentence you quoted. "The Bob..."? Do you just mean "Bob", as in a man's name?

    Cannot is all one word.

    What do you think "left off on that contract" means?

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    Re: Left off

    Perhaps in this context it refers to where he stopped reading it, editing it, explaining it, etc.

    The point at which someone stopped is where he left off.
    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 off

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Perhaps in this context it refers to where he stopped reading it, editing it, explaining it, etc.

    The point at which someone stopped is where he left off.
    I agree. Here's another example:

    I don't see my best friend very often but whenever we meet up, we always seem to carry on from where we left off [ie where we got to in our conversation the last time we met] as if nothing has happened in between.

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