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    What is the origin of "let us"?

    Hi, I read this forum and found out that "let's" equals "let us". So, what is the origin of "let us"? From who I'm asking permission if I say "let's go"? I'm not native and that's why I don't get it.

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    Re: What is the origin of "let us"?

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    Whenever we say,"Let's ***," we aren't asking permission. We treat it like an imperative, though maybe it had a different meaning a few centuries ago.

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    Re: What is the origin of "let us"?

    My question was a bit misleading, sorry about that! I'm wondering what is the origin or was the meaning of that few or more than few centuries ago :) It's so funny.

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    Re: What is the origin of "let us"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkuosmane View Post
    My question was a bit misleading, sorry about that! I'm wondering what is the origin or was the meaning of that few or more than few centuries ago :) It's so funny.
    The literal meaning of "let us" is "allow/permit us".

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