- Let means ‘allow’, ‘permit’ or ‘give permission’
- Let him come. – Allow him to come.
- Let her speak. – Allow her to speak.
- Let me see. – Allow me to see.
- Let it go. – Allow it to go.
- Let me watch this movie. – Allow me to watch this movie.
- Let them go please. – Allow them to go
Let + Object Pronoun + Verb + Rest of the sentence.
Object Pronouns = me, you, him, her, it, them, us.
- Let me explain. (correct) –
Let I explain.(wrong)
- Let them talk (correct) –
Let they talk.(wrong)
Difference between ‘let’, ‘let’s’ and ‘lets’
- ‘let’s‘ is a shortened version of ‘let us‘ – Let us work together
- We use lets in simple present tense. If 3rd person singular (He, she, it) comes as a subject, we use lets.
- He always lets me win. – He 3rd person singular.
They won’t let him leave the country.
She wanted to lend me some money but I wouldn’t let her.
Let me borrow a pen.
Let me leave this place.
Let it go please.
- Let’s – Making suggestions
- Let’s go to the market.
- Let’s try again.
- ‘Shall we check it again?’ ‘Yes, let’s.’
- Making requests and wishing
- Let me have your report by Monday.
- Let her come home safely!
- Introducing something
- Let me give you an example.
- Let me just finish this and then I’ll come.