lets and let's

aplomb

Member
India, Hindi,English
Hi all,

Can you explain me the difference in let's and lets?
I think let's means let us. What about lets and its usage.
 
  • expenseroso

    Senior Member
    United States, English
    Let's = "Let us"
    It's used when a person is addressing a group of which he or she is a part. For example: "Let's go to the movies."

    Lets = "allows for"
    "Our boss lets us go early on Fridays."
     

    mplsray

    Senior Member
    Let's = "Let us"
    It's used when a person is addressing a group of which he or she is a part. For example: "Let's go to the movies."

    Lets = "allows for"
    "Our boss lets us go early on Fridays."

    Grammatically, let us and let's are second-person imperative forms (the unnamed subject of let being you) used as a first-person imperative.
     
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