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    #1

    leave somebody (with) something

    a. She left me with the impression that she was unhappy with her job.

    b. I'm afraid you leave me no choice.

    https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionari...eave_1?q=leave
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    I am wondering why (a) includes "with" while (b) doesn't.

    What do you think?

    How about these:

    c.
    She left me the impression that she was unhappy with her job.

    d.
    I'm afraid you leave me with no choice.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #2

    Re: leave somebody (with) something

    C and D don't work.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: leave somebody (with) something

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post

    I am wondering why (a) includes "with" while (b) doesn't.
    Those are two different usages of the verb "leave". Each one has its own structure.
    This is very common in English.

    I agree with GoesStation that "C" is no good, but I think "D" can work with or without "with".

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    #4

    Re: leave somebody (with) something

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I agree with GoesStation that "C" is no good, but I think "D" can work with or without "with".
    I've taken a second look and I agree with you. D is okay.
    I am not a teacher.

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