to leave sb out of sth

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to leave sb out of sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 0 comments

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to leave sb out of sth'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: North American

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to leave sb out of sth'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: North American

, . .

you're about, me it. I can't to have .

Whatever you're about, leave me of it. I can't be to have another .

About the sentence

to leave sb out of sth

If you leave somebody out (of something), you don't include them. This might be by accident, e.g. I tried to thank everyone in my speech but somehow I left out my parents. It could also be deliberate or because you choose to exclude someone - children often leave out other children from their games, for example.

As well as people, we can also leave out things. For example, if you are cooking a curry and you know your friend doesn't like spicy food, you might decide to leave out the chillies.

You might also decide to leave out information in some situations, e.g. When I told my parents about the holiday I decided to leave out the bit about the car accident.

We can also use this phrasal verb as an adjective - left out, This describes the horrible feeling of being excluded. e.g. Jess felt a bit left out when she heard that all her friends had planned a holiday without her.


Do you remember the meaning of the phrase 'can't be bothered'?

'Row' is a more informal alternative to 'argument'. e.g. I had a huge row with my wife last night, but we're friends again now.

Discussion questions:

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  • Can you remember a time when you felt left out?

  • Have you ever deliberately excluded someone from something? Why? Do you feel bad about it?

  • Can you remember a time when you cooked a meal and left out an important ingredient?

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