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    'Let's we go!'

    Is it correct English to say 'Now, let's we go!!!'?

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    Re: 'Let's we go!'

    Let's we go! is wrong. Sorry.
    Let's means 'Let us'....So I'd say 'Come on, let's go!'
    Hope I could help you.

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    Question Re: 'Let's we go!'

    Quote Originally Posted by steph_333 View Post
    Let's we go! is wrong. Sorry.
    Let's means 'Let us'....So I'd say 'Come on, let's go!'
    Hope I could help you.
    Thanks. I do know 'let's' is short for 'let us'; I guess it's just a way of talking, for example people say 'Let's do eat!' I wonder if it's wrong as well ...

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    Re: 'Let's we go!'

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnes View Post
    Thanks. I do know 'let's' is short for 'let us'; I guess it's just a way of talking, for example people say 'Let's do eat!' I wonder if it's wrong as well ...
    Hi, Agnes!
    Let's eat out tonight, shall we? "Let's" is always followed by an infinitive without "to".

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    Re: 'Let's we go!'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Hi, Agnes!
    Let's eat out tonight, shall we? "Let's" is always followed by an infinitive without "to".
    Then why would anyone insert 'do' between 'let's' and 'eat'? Could it not be a way of emphasising that 'we must eat' ? The 'do' is usually stressed, if you get what I mean. Sure one can't say that? Don't tell me I am the only one that has come across this way of talking!!!
    Last edited by Agnes; 28-Jan-2007 at 19:12. Reason: addition

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    Re: 'Let's we go!'

    I see nothing wrong with "Let's do..." as long as it's not followed by another verb.

    Let's do something fun tonight.
    Let's do that later.
    Let's do those one at a time.

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    Re: 'Let's we go!'

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    I see nothing wrong with "Let's do..." as long as it's not followed by another verb.

    Let's do something fun tonight.
    Let's do that later.
    Let's do those one at a time.
    Yea, I know. I guess, again, it's one of ways people adapt to using without really thinking or realising it is wrong! I get the point . Let's do end here now, shall we? Thanks!!!

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    Re: 'Let's we go!'

    Quote Originally Posted by steph_333 View Post
    Let's we go! is wrong. Sorry.
    Let's means 'Let us'....So I'd say 'Come on, let's go!'
    Hope I could help you.

    Usually, yes. But suppose you were waiting with a friend for another friend, waiting to go somewhere all together; after a while, you say -

    OK, we've been waiting for half an hour. Let's we go now, and Harry can catch us up when he gets here.


    Not usual, but possible.

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    Re: 'Let's we go!'

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Usually, yes. But suppose you were waiting with a friend for another friend, waiting to go somewhere all together; after a while, you say -

    OK, we've been waiting for half an hour. Let's we go now, and Harry can catch us up when he gets here.


    Not usual, but possible.

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    Bingo!! Phew! That's the context! Thanks! Let's we celebrate!!

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    Re: 'Let's we go!'

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnes View Post
    Bingo!! Phew! That's the context! Thanks! Let's we celebrate!!
    Good - generally you can clarify the precise make-up of the us, by adding extra pronouns before the verb. For example Let's you and I go, Jo. Sorry Babs, someone has to stay here - we'll phone when it's OK for you to join us.

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    Last edited by BobK; 28-Jan-2007 at 22:49.

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