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    #1

    key in the bike

    Hi,
    Sometimes. One forgets to take out the key from the bike key hole.
    Is ''He left the key in the motor bike'' correct?

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    #2

    Re: key in the bike

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: key in the bike

    Or
    He forgot to remove the key from his bike after his ride.
    Your sentence could mean he left the key intentionally.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: key in the bike

    What about, ''He forgot the key in the bike''?

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    #5

    Re: key in the bike

    Can I also use ''unwind''?

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    #6

    Re: key in the bike

    No.

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    #7

    Re: key in the bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    What about, ''He forgot the key in the bike''?
    This is acceptable in AE, but most BE speakers do not use this form.

    I cannot imagine what 'unwind' has got to do with this thread.

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    #8

    Re: key in the bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    This is acceptable in AE, but most BE speakers do not use this form.
    No, it's not acceptable in AusE.

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    #9

    Re: key in the bike

    So AusE is a variant of BrE?

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    Re: key in the bike

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    So AusE is a variant of BrE?
    Aren't they all? Ahem, I'll get my coat.

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