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    Is this sentence correct:
    "They let her go out anytime."

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    Re: anytime

    Yes. It could be seen as an elliptical sentence, thus: "They let her go out anytime (she wanted to)." In any case, it's fine as is.

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    an·y·time
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    At any time.

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    It makes perfect sense in BE, too.

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