19/05/16 Confusing terms: FORGET and LEAVE

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These words may seem not to have much in common but, especially for Spanish-speaking people, can be quite confusing.

We can use forget to talk about accidentally leaving things behind.
Oh damn! I’ve forgotten my phone.
However, we normally use leave if we mention the place.
Oh damn! I’ve left my phone at home. (NOT I’ve forgotten my phone at home.)