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    Smile Two hundred people were left homeless

    Two hundred people were left homeless after the flood.
    Two hundred people were homeless after the flood.



    I reckon both of the above sound equally right but are there marginal differences in meaning between them? Thanks.


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    Re: Two hundred people were left homeless

    They convey the same information and both are good. The addition of "left" makes the connection between "homeless" and "flood" as its cause somehow clearer. However, it is understood that the flood caused the homelessness from context even without "left".

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    Re: Two hundred people were left homeless

    Thanks, Horsa, for your insightful parse.

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    Re: Two hundred people were left homeless

    Horsa's answer is right on; however, in the first example, since it's explicit that the flood caused the problem, I'd prefer:

    Two hundred people were left homeless by the flood.

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    Re: Two hundred people were left homeless

    Thanks, baqarah.
    Your version makes more sense than the original.

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