A leaf from her diary is included in the book but not in the exhibition.

My question is:

Does a leaf mean a leaf or a sheet?

  • Did you look up 'leaf' in a dictionary? Commented Nov 10, 2020 at 21:20
  • @MichaelHarvey I think he did, but both meanings are true for the word "leaf". Maybe he couldn't guess the meaning related with the context. Commented Nov 10, 2020 at 22:13
  • In general, leaves from trees are not included in books. Commented Nov 10, 2020 at 22:36
  • @Michael Harvey: Must be a few in Ali Smith's Autumn. Commented Nov 11, 2020 at 3:18

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In context it almost certainly means "a single piece of paper"

If you happen to know that she was in the habit of keeping leaves from trees and plants in her diary then I suppose it could mean a tree leaf. How many people do you know that keep tree leaves in their diaries?

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