LEAVE-"go away" vs LEAVE-"leave
The English word "leave" has multiple meanings, make sure use the right sign to
express your intended meaning.
LEAVE as in "go away"
This sign looks like the sign for "AND" but the location is
different. "AND" is in front of the body. LEAVE is done
more to the side.
YOU LEAVE-[go-away] THIS CLASS, what-TIME? (What time will you leave this
I once saw a student sign, "Can Deaf go to college free?"
He mistakenly used "LEAVE" to mean "go to." It didn't look right because
"LEAVE" can mean "go away" but not "go to." If you want to sign "go to" you need
to use the "GO / attend" sign.
You can use a two hands variation for a larger group of people leaving.
Like an "exodus."LEAVE - "withdraw / exodus"
LEAVE / depart / exodus / group-leave / group-withdraw
If you mean leave as in "Just leave it there on the table," you should use the
the version of this sign that means "leave behind." Imagine holding a big sack
of money, walking into your ASL teacher's office and sort of throwing it
downward onto his desk.
LEAVE-BEHIND / dump it there / ABANDON