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    Default Do we 'let on something'?

    Hi,

    Can anything follow 'let on', when it means to reveal something secret?

    'She let on Janey's ex boyfriends.' (To Janey's boyfriend.)

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    Default Re: Do we 'let on something'?

    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Do we 'let on something'?

    - in fact it must (unless the nature of the secret is clear from the context. To tell a secret is 'to let on'. So she could ' let on to Janey's ex boyfriends that she had....

    An example of the 'objectless' sort: 'I'm arranging a surprise party for Janey, but don't let on.'

    (This - and any - use of 'let on' is informal.)

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