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    #1

    let go

    Please, how do you say when someone is holding your hand and you want to ask this person to stop holding it?

    "Let my hand go"?

    "Release my hand"?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: let go

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Please, how do you say when someone is holding your hand and you want to ask this person to stop holding it?

    "Let my hand go"?

    "Release my hand"?

    Thanks.
    I'm not a teacher.

    "Let my hand go" - I like it, really.

    You can say polite so:

    - Please could you stop holding my hand, I'm not gonna get lost. (and smile)

    or just so:

    - Please, don't hold my hand. (and grin)
    - Can you stop holding my hand.(smile or grin)

    All the best...

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    #3

    Re: let go

    or I would say;

    please let go of my hand. (I really need to pick my nose and BIG smile)

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    #4

    Re: let go

    Dear jctf:

    The sentence you want is: 'Please let go of my hand.'


    All best wishes,

    Petra

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    #5

    Re: let go

    thanks.
    this is a new expression for me.
    can I always use this way whenever I want to express such idea or are there situations in which I must say ''let [something] go''?
    still, are both ways interchangeable?
    thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 25-Feb-2009 at 13:09.

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    #6

    Re: let go

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks.
    this is a new expression for me.
    can I always use this way whenever I want to express such idea or are there situations in which I must say ''let [something] go''?
    still, are both ways interchangeable?
    thanks.
    Dear jctf:

    'Let go of ______ (my hand, my wallet, my heart, his shirt, etc.).' is a standard form of asking someone to relinquish her/his hold on someone/something.

    'Let _____ go,' is used, too, in imperative sentences to mean 'Release': 'Let her go.' 'Let the dog go,' Let me go.'

    There is, also, a very common expression: 'Let it go,' which people use to urge others to stop worrying about, talking about, lobbying for, or otherwise continuing to seem obsessed about a subject.
    For example:

    'She's made it really clear that she's not interested in you. Let it go.'

    'The board of directors is never going to change that policy. Let it go.'

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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