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leave (LEEV) (noun)
Permission or authorization to do something: James asked his parents if he had their leave to go to the concert in the park that evening.
leave (LEEV) (verb)
1. To go away; to end an association with something: After school, Stanley and Nettie will both leave for their summer jobs.
2. To continue living after one's death: Dale will leave a young son and daughter when he dies.
3. To remain as an after-effect: Spilling red berries on a white shirt will leave a stain that is difficult to remove.
let (LET) (verb)
1. To rent: The landlord let the apartment to the students.
2. To provide an opportunity: The teacher's error in calculating the test scores of the class let William and the others get higher grades on the test than they had expected.

Climbing the tower let the tourists have a spectacular view of the city.

3. To allow passage: The teacher, Mrs. Williams said, "Will you let Jimmy into the room, please."

The butler said, "With your leave, sir, I will let the tourists into the building for an informal tour before you leave on your holidays."

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Let’s Use Pronouns Properly.
The Case for Pronouns

He, she, I and we
And add to that list they
Are always subjects of their verbs,
And not the other way.

After a preposition—
like for, between and to
Use him or her, not he or she.
(You’re also safe with it and you.)

Suppose you tell an editor,
“Just between you and I Š ”
You shouldn’t be at all surprised
To hear him say “Good-bye.”

Confusion is more frequent
When objects come in twos.
Just omit the first one; that
Should serve to unconfuse.

“Don’t hit Jim and I”
May to your ear sound right.
But leave out Jim; say “Don’t hit I.”
Now can’t you see the light?

When you try to do to others
As you’d have them do to you,
Do it to them, not they, my friend—
And do it to whom, not who.

Problems with whom and who?
Replace them with him and he
And if you’ve learned to use them right,
Correct each time you’ll be.

To whom is given much,
From him is much required;
If you say he when you should say him,
You deserve it if you’re fired!
—Catharine MacIan, in the Writer's Digest
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