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Penny didn't let me get my book.
Penny didn't leave me to get my book.

Let means to allow. Leave means to abandon or to go away from: Do you leave your books at school?

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Oliver takes care of his brother's investments.
Oliver cares about his brother's investments.

Care about means to like and be concerned about something or someone. Take care of means to look after someone or something: You should take care of your children, or do something to remedy a problem: I think I should take care of that broken pane of glass. Care for means to look after: I cared
for you when you were ill. Care for can also mean to be fond of someone or something: William really cares for geraniums, though this use is rather old-fashioned.

Avoid also such expressions as: (1) He doesn't care for my advice, (2) He doesn't care for his work, (3) He took no care of him, (4) No one cared for him during his illness. Say : (1) He pays no attention to my advice, (2) He takes no care over his work, (3) He took no notice of him, (4) No one took care of him during his illness.

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The man was found in his office.
The man was in his office.

In English, the verb be found generally means be discovered: Diamonds are found in Africa and in India. Therefore, He was found in his office would suggest that the man had hidden himself in his office and was later discovered.

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I'm going to lay down for an hour.
I'm going to lie down for an hour.
Please lie the exam papers on the desk.
Please lay out the exam papers on the desk.

Lie (= to rest) is an intransitive verb and never has an object. Lay (= to put) is a transitive verb and always requires an object. Their principal parts are lie, lay, lain, and lay, laid, laid.

Lie, lied, lied is to tell an untruth: He has lied to me. Lay, laid, laid also means to produce eggs: The hen has laid an egg. (Idiom: Lay the table is to prepare the table for a meal.)

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Rosie tried to find her lost book.
Rosie tried to found her lost book.

To find is a very common verb meaning to get back a thing lost. It's principal parts: find, found, found.

There is, however, another verb to found, meaning to establish: He founded the school fifty years ago.

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