How to interpret this sentence?

NIK   Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:17 am GMT
She left Frances to finish her packing.
Does it mean she asked Frances to finish her packing? Or she left Frances and finished the packing herself?
Guest   Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:01 am GMT
I think it means something like:

"She left Frances alone so she could finish her packing without being disturbed."
Karen   Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:45 pm GMT
She is saying that she left and Frances finished her packing
NIK   Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:49 am GMT
I am confused.Which interpretation is correct?
Mr. Richter   Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:45 pm GMT
This sentence is kind of weird if you think about it long enough.

she...left...Frances - a complete thought

did she leave Frances in the house to go finish her packing, or is Frances a maid that does the packing for her.

Good question, must be taken in context though.
Davidab   Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:31 pm GMT
It can mean:

a)She was going to finish her own packing after she left Frances.

b)Frances was going to do finish her own packing after the other woman left.

c)Frances was going to finish the other woman's packing after the other woman left.

All depending on context.