Four friends are running.(for fun.) So one of them asks: Where's C?

So others reply:

We left him behind. But he'll soon catch up with us.

Is the use of 'leave behind" natural? B couldn't keep up with the speed of others.

  • Yeah. Please look up leave behind in a couple of dictionaries. – userr2684291 Mar 24 '19 at 12:48

Here behind acts as an adverb meaning at or towards the back of sb/sth and it modifies the verb leave.

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