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Confusing Words: Let or Leave?
1. I'm leaving work now
2. I left my keys on the table.
3. Let them eat cake
Leave means 'to go away' or 'to allow something to stay somewhere', and let means 'to allow someone to do something'. Let is used with infinitive without 'to'.
There are a lot of phrases with let and leave. Have a look at the examples below.
1. Let's go. - Here let is used to make a suggestion
2. Let me know if you are free. - Let me know is a common phrase to say tell me some information
3. I find job interviews difficult in my language, let alone in English. - Let alone is used to say that the second situation is more difficult or worse than the first situation, which is also not easy.
4. Leave it to me - This phrase is a way to say 'I will do it. You can leave this job with me.'
5. He always leaves his things around the house! - This means that he doesn't tidy up his things.