Does this phrase sound native? I would appreciate it if you could rewrite the text below so that it sounds native. There was a lost property in the passage. I said this phrase below. We should leave it where it is now. Someone will come to retrieve it as retrace one's steps.
Jul 28, 2019 12:48 PM
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We should leave it where it is. Someone will come back to look for it.
July 28, 2019
There was a lost item in the alley/hall. (“Passage” is unclear without additional context) We should leave it where it is. (I don’t think “now” is necessary, but it isn’t wrong grammatically) Someone will come looking for it. (“Retrieve” would only be used if the item were left deliberately. In that case you probably would call it “forgotten” not “lost”. “Retrace” isn’t used correctly but also wouldn’t be used here. “Dang! I lost my keys. I’m going to retrace my steps./ Let’s retrace our steps.”)
July 28, 2019
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