leave sth alone

This page is about the collocation leave sth alone

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to not touch, change or use something

For example

  • My sister told me to leave her things alone while she was away.

  • We should leave everything alone until the police get here, or we might destroy some evidence.

Quick Quiz

I told her to leave the computer alone because

a. I didn't want her using it

b. I didn't want it any more

c. I wanted her to use it by herself

Contributor: Matt Errey