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    #1

    let us know

    "let us go" and "let's go" why do they produce two different meanings ? although both have the similar format.

    let's go = let us go (inviting people with them)

    let us go = (asking for permission)

    let me know if you have any problem.

    let me hear that music.

    let me ask you a question.


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    Re: let us know

    There is no difference in meaning.

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    Re: let us know

    Quote Originally Posted by akshay vyas View Post
    "let us go" and "let's go" why do they produce two different meanings ? although both have the similar format.

    let's go = let us go (inviting people with them)

    let us go = (asking for permission)

    let me know if you have any problem.

    let me hear that music.

    let me ask you a question.
    If you and a friend are being held captive, you might say "Let us go". You wouldn't say "Let's go". You are demanding to be let go.
    Here you are using "us" while speaking to another person not included in "us".
    Similarly, a child might say to another child "Let's watch television". But when speaking to their mother, the child would say "Let us watch television", meaning "Allow us to watch television" (assuming the mother wasn't included in the proposal).

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