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    let's we hold our hands together, open our eyes and hearts

    is it correct?

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    Default Re: checking grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    let's we hold our hands together, open our eyes and hearts

    is it correct?
    Hi!

    I'm not a teacher.

    The correct forms are:

    1. Let's hold our hands together, open our eyes and hearts.

    2. Let us hold our hands together, open our eyes and hearts.

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    Two comments:
    1. As I read it, "Let's (or Let us) hold our hands together" does not mean I hold your hand while you hold his hand, etc. It doesn't mean I take your hands in mine. It means we each hold our own two hands together. I'm not sure if this is what you mean.

    2. The comma doesn't work there -- use "and" instead.

    So I suggest either: Let's join hands and open our eyes and our hearts or "Let's each clasp our hands together [in prayer?] as we open our eyes and our hearts."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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