leave vs let : Common Errors in English

About leave vs let

The colloquial use of “leave” to mean “let” in phrases like “leave mebe” is not standard. “Leave me alone” is fine, though.

leave Meaning(s)

  • (n) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
  • (n) permission to do something
  • (n) the act of departing politely
  • (v) go away from a place
  • (v) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
  • (v) act or be so as to become in a specified state
  • (v) leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
  • (v) move out of or depart from
  • (v) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
  • (v) have as a result or residue
  • (v) remove oneself from an association with or participation in
  • (v) put into the care or protection of someone
  • (v) leave or give by will after one's death
  • (v) have left or have as a remainder
  • (v) be survived by after one's death
  • (v) transmit (knowledge or skills)
  • (v) leave behind unintentionally

let Meaning(s)

  • (n) a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
  • (n) a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
  • (v) make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
  • (v) actively cause something to happen
  • (v) consent to, give permission
  • (v) cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition
  • (v) leave unchanged
  • (v) grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

leave in News

  1. Paternity Leave Policies: An Employer's Checklist

    For employers, an updated paternity leave policy might make the perfect Father's Day present for employees. Bouncing babies and static policies don't mix. Even if your company isn't subject to state or federal laws on paternity leave, having a tailor-made policy is a good idea.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FindLaw

  2. State sick leave plan stalls; city regroups

    Lawmakers will set up a work group to study Oregon rules The movement to provide paid employee leave in Oregon now shifts back to Portland City Hall, after a bill for a statewide mandate failed to pass the 2013 Legislature. When the Portland City Council unanimously adopted a city mandate for paid sick leave in March, implementation was delayed to put pressure on the Oregon Legislature to enact ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Portland Tribune

  3. Ledyard may leave trooper program to establish own police department

    It’s likely that Ledyard will leave the resident state trooper program and establish an independent police force, Mayor John Rodolico said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Norwich Bulletin

let in News

  1. McDonald: B's let Hawks off hook in Game 1

    The Bruins were in perfect position but let the Hawks off the hook in Game 1.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ESPN

  2. Let us now praise James Agee, again

    A newly discovered manuscript gives insight to his rejected masterwork by Wyatt Williams The story of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men's path to publishing, however you might regard it, is perhaps one of the great tales of questionable editorial taste. James Agee, a young and ambitious writer, took an assignment from Fortune magazine to spend time with and write about poor white sharecroppers in the ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta

  3. ‘Let’s Date’ Naked Text Pic Sent To Mom’s Facebook Inbox By Angry Date

    A Let’s Date user’s unwanted naked date photo was sent to his mom by a fellow user, after the female recipient of the penis out of nowhere became frustrated at her chat partner’s disrespectful saucy image share. The Let’s Date naked text photo to mom scandal broke on Tumblr, but the woman in question deleted [...] ‘Let’s Date’ Naked Text Pic Sent To Mom’s Facebook Inbox By Angry Date is a post ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

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