I sometimes hear say "Leave him be."
I wonder if this sentence has a grammatical error and I think it should be "Let him be."
or is this an idiomatic expression?
and are there any examples of 'leave + object + verb root'?
Last edited by koolade; 02-Feb-2012 at 17:04.
...and there's no difference between them for me.
[not a teacher]
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I hear "leave" as slightly more aggressive, as if there was some [more] intervention happening.
1: I canít believe heís still sleeping!
2: Leave him be.
1: But I didn't try to wake him.
2: Well, just let him be.
I can't see that distinction, Bob, but I'm not saying you're wrong.
Hi, I'd like to know if there's any difference in meaning between 'Leave him be' or 'Let him be.' and 'Leave him alone.'
Thank you for your help and advice.
Thanks a lot for your answers.^^