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Phrasal Verbs

leave to

This page is about the phrasal verb leave to

Meaning

to give someone responsibility for dealing with something or making a decision about something

Synonym

leave up to

For example

  • leave sth to sb You can write the article, but leave the proofreading to Ruth. She's very good at spotting errors.

  • leave sth to sb Everyone made suggestions, but the final decision was left to the team leader.

Quick Quiz

In a jury trial, the final decision on whether the defendant is guilty or innocent is left to

a. the judge

b. the lawyers

c. the jury

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