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    Forgot\Left


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    I imagined a youngster saying, "I forgot my homework at home." So I voted Either. Then I changed my mind. :(

    "I forgot my homework" is, of course, more likely.

    :)

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    That wasn't my vote- in BE, we don't use 'forget' with the place. i have now voted for 'left', which is what we'd say. 'Forgot' is something students use, but which is tested and marked wrong. We need more votes here.

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    That wasn't my vote- in BE, we don't use 'forget' with the place.I have now voted for 'left', which is what we'd say. 'Forgot' is something students use, but which is tested and marked wrong. We need more votes here.
    Hello teacher,

    why it is not possible to use the verb 'forget' with places? It is just only a BE grammar rule or also for American people.

    Thanks for your replies (I am not a teacher, just a French learner who try to improve alone his English).

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    You can say "I forgot my lunch", which implies that your lunch is where you prepared it. Nothing more needs to be said. (In fact, that's exactly the phrase I used recently when I forgot my lunch.)


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    #6

    Re: Forgot\Left

    I voted for 'left', yet I don't think 'left' means 'forget to bring homework' with me.

    It just states that I didn't take homework with me. It is not clear if I forgot to take it with me or I intentionally left it at home.
    Please correct my writing if there's any grammatical solecism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    That wasn't my vote- in BE, we don't use 'forget' with the place. i have now voted for 'left', which is what we'd say. 'Forgot' is something students use, but which is tested and marked wrong. We need more votes here.
    That's what I want to say.

    We can say like this:
    <1> I forgot my homework.
    <2> I left my homework at home.

    This should be more normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    That wasn't my vote- in BE, we don't use 'forget' with the place. i have now voted for 'left', which is what we'd say. 'Forgot' is something students use, but which is tested and marked wrong. We need more votes here.
    We don't usually use "forgot" with the place in AE either. (Somebody did vote for that.) The computer wouldn't let me change my vote. :(

    We need somebody to break the tie.

    :wink:

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    Re: Forgot\Left

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Both :D

    I forgot my homework. SVO
    I forgot my homework at home. SVO+adjunct modifier
    I left my homework at home. SVOC
    I left my homework. (Not OK)

    :D
    ____________
    S = subject
    V = verb
    O = object
    C = complement (modifies 'homework', e.g. my homework is at home.)

    NP = noun phrase
    VP = verb phrase
    IP = inflectional phrase = sentence

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    #10
    In BE, 'forgot it at home' is frowned upon.

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