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    missing box

    In my class usually students leave their things, so I put them in this box or on a shelf, can I call them the missing box or the missing shelf? Or I'd better say missing things?

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    #2

    Re: missing box

    The lost property shelf/box.

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    #3

    Re: missing box

    "Lost and Found"


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    Re: missing box

    At my college, the shelf was based in the common room and was marked "The OOPS shelf". The suggestion is that someone who has lost something would think "Oops, I left my pen/book/bag behind". The word "whoops" is also used in this context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: missing box

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    At my college, the shelf was based in the common room and was marked "The OOPS shelf". The suggestion is that someone who has lost something would think "Oops, I left my pen/book/bag behind". The word "whoops" is also used in this context.
    Is it a formal way for putting it in class? Or it has a sense of humor?

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    Re: missing box

    The items are not actually lost but have been forgotten and inadvertently left behind.

    Can you call them 'left behind items'?

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    Re: missing box

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Is it a formal way for putting it in class? Or it has a sense of humor?
    It's not a formal name at all. It's a little bit amusing.
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    Re: missing box

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The items are not actually lost but have been forgotten and inadvertently left behind.

    Can you call them 'left behind items'?

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    That's not natural. Technically, you could argue that nothing which turns up in "Lost and Found" or "Lost property" might have been "lost". They have either been forgotten, left behind or dropped. We simply use the collective term "lost" for all those things in this context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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