Phrase: To Take Leave



In this episode, we learn what it means when someone says to TAKE LEAVE. You can take an annual leave or sick leave. Tune in to today’s episode to learn this new phrase. Enjoy :)



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You’re listening to the English Made Simple Show. This is episode number 285, number two hundred and eighty-five, numero dos cientos ochenta y cinco.

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Today we’re going to learn the phrase TO TAKE LEAVE.

Has anyone ever asked you if you’re taking any leave this month?

What do they mean by this?

Well, are you taking leave in December?

Are you taking leave for Christmas? New Year? And so on?

You don’t have to take leave just for Christmas. It can be for any holiday.

The “leave” in this case is a NOUN! Not a verb!

I’ll repeat it again.

The word LEAVE is a noun when used in this case. To take leave.

It is also spelled the same way as the verb: To LEAVE. Everyone knows about the verb LEAVE but not the noun. You probably didn’t know about the noun.


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Milena Vujnic

Milena Vujnic

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Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers. Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services. Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.  

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