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    #1

    leave the driving us

    "If we agree on the terms, you're going to have to leave the driving us."

    Can I leave something someboby or I have to stick to leave something to somebody?

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    #2

    Re: leave the driving us

    It has to be '. . .leave the driving to us'.

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    #3

    Re: leave the driving us

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It has to be '. . .leave the driving to us'.

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    I've just been watching a Canadian series Flash Point. And a guy in it said "Leave the driving us". Would it be a native-like mistake?

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    Re: leave the driving us

    No. It's the sort of thing devious people plant on the internet knowing that one day an ostap will come along and find it.

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    Re: leave the driving us

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    No. It's the sort of thing devious people plant on the internet knowing that one day an ostap will come along and find it.
    Flash point. Episode 10. Would there be an intended meaning? If it's wrong, I won't be using it.

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    Re: leave the driving us

    Rover told you the appropriate form in post #2. Why do you always insist on finding examples of the unnatural?

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    Re: leave the driving us

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Rover told you the appropriate form in post #2. Why do you always insist on finding examples of the unnatural?
    I believe Canadians speak good English? And so do the members of a specila response unit?

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    Re: leave the driving us

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    I believe Canadians speak good English? And so do the members of a specila response unit?
    Keep going, ostap. I am going through one of those occasional periods when I just get so frustrated by your determination to go for the wrong thing that I shall not bother for a while. Not to worry. There are plenty of people around with more patience than I.
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    Re: leave the driving us

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Keep going, ostap. I am going through one of those occasional periods when I just get so frustrated by your determination to go for the wrong thing that I shall not bother for a while. Not to worry. There are plenty of people around with more patence than I.
    Hey! Brits are not supposed to be so hot blooded.

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    #10

    Re: leave the driving us

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    If it's wrong, I won't be using it.
    It's wrong so don't use it.

    I have taken the trouble to find the subtitle file for the episode on the web and it's "to us" in it.

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