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27 / 01 / 2010

LEAVE-3: meaning and examples

Good morning everyone. Today we continue our review of expressions that have the verb leave in them.

Today's expression isto leave someone or something out (of something)

Meaning: to not include or mention someone or something.  

Example 1:
Please leave me out of this argument. I don't want to get involved.

Example 2:
You left a "t" out of his name. It's M-A-T-T-H-E-W, with two "t"s. 

Another very similar expression is to leave something or somebody off (meaning = to not include someone or something on a list, etc.).

Example 3:
The flat didn't cost two-hundred thousand euros, but rather two million euros! You left off a zero.

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