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leave it alone
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leave it alone(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. déjalo en paz
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Mom, can I touch the duck? - No, leave it alone.Mamá, puedo tocar el pato? - No, déjalo en paz.
b. déjelo en paz
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
I've applied the bandage. Leave it alone for 24 hours, then change it according to these instructions.He aplicado la venda. Déjela en paz por 24 horas, y luego cámbielo según estas instrucciones.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. déjenlo en paz (plural)
Kids, the computer is not a toy! Leave it alone!Niños, ¡la computadora no es un juguete! ¡Déjenla en paz!
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to not change it)
a. dejarlo en paz
I finished writing my thesis today. I'm going to leave it alone for a few weeks then come back and edit it.Terminé de escribir mi tesis hoy. Voy a dejarla en paz durante unas semanas y volver a corregirla.
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