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Leave / li︰v /

Verb or Noun 動詞或名詞

Leave 用得最常見或最常用的時候是離開的意思。例如︰I am leaving at 5pm this evening. 我今日下午五點時離開。

另外Leave 是指不是特意或忘記了的遺留。例如︰Oh, I have left my key at home. 哎呀!我忘記了把鎖匙留了在家裡。( 不在意的忘記 )

另外,Leave 也可解作留下。His shoes left muddy marks on the floor. 他的鞋子留下了泥印在地上。

Leave 也可作保持原狀,Please leave the chair as it is.請將椅子保持原狀留在原來那裡不要動。

剛回到家,你的肚子餓了,但家人已吃過了,你會問︰Is there any food left? 還有食物剩下嗎?

但Leave 用作名詞時,有另外用法。 一篇在英國雅虎登載的文章報導有關有很多英國的顧員因恐怕丢了工作而不放假。

New research states that half of UK employees don’t take all their annual leave year on year.

新的調查顯示有一半的英國僱員年復一年沒有放他們的年假。

Annual leave 就是年假,並不是Annual holiday。

Leave 有時也會用在夫妻關係的完結。Sadly, she left her husband for a younger man. 悲傷地,她為了一個較年輕的伙子而結束與她的丈夫的關係。

That’s it for today, I am leaving here right now. Bye.

今日到此為止,我就寫到這裡了,再見啦!

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