Based on my analysis, the words "forgot" and "Left" as we're trying to explain and used in the given sentences are both acceptable but it varries from the meaning or the thoughts that one might want to convey.
when someone says, "I forgot my homework at home" means, "ACCIDENTALLY"
WHILE, saying "I left my homework at home" sounds like, there's an "INTENTION" why it happend.
It is my interpretation that "I left my homework at home" is neutral and does not necessarily imply intention. Perhaps I meant to do so and perhaps I did not.
Well, that's settled then.I forgot my homework at home is right:lol:
Since language is not a science, the fact that you can qualify a sentence with a grammatical 'formula' like this does not necessarily give it any more weight.I forgot my homework at home. SVO+adjunct modifier
Similarly, contextually, they may be occasions when this is acceptable.I left my homework. (Not OK)
E.g."I left my homework" is incomplete. The where part is left out.
...still stands.Similarly, contextually, they may be occasions when this is acceptable.
BTW, as a newb forgive me but I couldn't find an explanation of what these polls are for: acceptable standard usage (including vernacular and colloquialisms) or acceptable for teaching...?! I teach that 'forgot' in this context is wrong, but acceptable conversational colloquial AE.
:-D Agreed. For example, taking apart a cell phone doesn't support anything either, but it does tell us what its made of and how those parts function as a whole. ;-)Since language is not a science, the fact that you can qualify a sentence with a grammatical 'formula' like this does not necessarily give it any more weight.