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.
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.
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.)
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. :(Originally Posted by tdol
We need somebody to break the tie.
Both :DOriginally Posted by tdol
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)
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
In BE, 'forgot it at home' is frowned upon.
Interesting analysis. But you didn't vote that way.Originally Posted by Casiopea