Concept Test #81 – To Leave (Quitter, Partir, Sortir, Laisser)

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/vl1.html

Fill in the blank with the correct form of ‘quitter’, ‘partir’, ‘sortir’ or ‘laisser’. Use either the infinitive, the present tense, the imperative or the past participle.

  1. Rita à son mari: ‘______! Je ne t’aime plus.’
  2. Rita à son ex-mari: ‘______ -moi seule.’
  3. Tex était triste de ______ la France.
  4. Tex ______ souvent avec Tammy.
  5. Corey ne ______ jamais de sa chambre pendant la journée.
  6. Tex et ses amis ______ pour Opelousas.
  7. Joe-Bob ______ souvent ses devoirs à la maison.
  8. On se demande si Rita va ______ son mari.
  9. Tex à Trey: ‘Où as-tu ______ mon monuscrit?
  10. Les parents de Tex ont ______ cette vie après un accident sur l’autoroute.
  11. Les chattes ______ la nuit.
  12. Tex: Le dernier autobus est déjà ______ .

The rules:

  • Partir is an irregular -ir verb that conveys the particular meaning of ‘leaving with the intention of going somewhere.’ It is often followed by the preposition pour.
  • Sortir is an irregular -ir verb that conveys the particular meaning of ‘going out or to exit from an enclosed space.’ It is often followed by the preposition de.
  • Quitter is a regular -er verb that is used when ‘leaving someone or someplace.‘
  • Laisser is a regular -er verb that means ‘to leave something or someone behind.’
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