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Dear Experts,

Which is the correct way to say "Leave it as it is" or "Leave it as is" or "Leave as is" and why?

Thank you
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They range from a full form to an abbreviated form to a telegraphic/headline form.
In the right context, any of the three may be appropriate.
Without context I can only hazard a guess that the middle one is the most frequently used in ordinary everyday conversation.
CJ
I personally would say "leave it as it is". Let the natives see your thread.

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"Leave it as it is" is the correct way. The first it is the object of the verb leave. The second it is the subject of the verb is.
Babujee"Leave it as it is" is the correct way. The first it is the object of the verb leave. The second it is the subject of the verb is.
That is exactly why the disput came about. One of us say the way you interpret it, and I thought it, now I know, the more common way. Here is what a native American speaker says (actually, I thought there are natives here as well...). The person who answered my question is not English language expert, he is simply a writer/columnist to a variety of American climber's magazines. So I asked him which way was NORMAL to him to say "leave ... is".

Hello,

I happen to be home today and so can answer your question right away.

Subject: An English language question

> Which is normal for you to say -

Very interesting! All would be understood. I've noticed people drop the subject (pronoun) as speech becomes less formal. Here is how I would analyze this.

> "Leave it as it is"

Technically correct. Use in business writing, but too formal for normal.

> "Leave it as is"

Correct for speech and less formal writing. Most common usage.

> "Leave as is"?

Short form, understood for speech. Potential to be misunderstood.

Correct in certain contexts, but a little awkward.

Thank you all for your replys,

Altynbek
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Altynbek
I am a native speaker of American English, but not a Native American speaker of English! Emotion: smile
CJ
Wow happy to know...
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