... that has left over OR is left over


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Hi everyone. There is an example sentence in the Cambridge dictionary:
"I'll freeze any food that's left over."
Do you think that the that's in this sentence is a contraction of that is or that has? Could it be either?

I think I already know the answer.. "that has left over" is wrong, it would have to be "that has been left over"
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  • velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    No, it can only stand for "that is left over". If there were a past participle following: any food that's been left over, it would be "that has been left over".
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