First + third person imperative (Let's go, Let him go)
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- Use 'let' in positive or negative imperatives to rewrite sentences.
He can take it. - Let him take it.
- Use words in the correct order to make imperative sentences.
throw away | let's not | this food - Let's not throw away this food.
- Choose words to complete positive or negative imperatives.
The suitcase is heavy. ___ you. (let's take, let me help, let's not help)
- Complete these dialogues with 'let' and the words in brackets.
A: John, you can't travel alone. - B: Mum, please, ___ me it. (do)
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The first and third person imperative
We use let to make imperatives in the first and third person singular and plural.
Let's go / Let me go
In the first person plural we make the imperative with Let us (Let's) + the base form of a verb (the infinitive without 'to').
Let us do it tomorrow.
(= I suggest we can do it tomorrow.)
Let's take a taxi to the airport.
(= I suggest we can take a taxi.)
In the first person singular we make the imperative with Let me.
Let me have a look at it.
Let me think it over a little bit.
If we want to make negative forms, we just put not before the imperative.
Let us not be worried.
Let's not forget about it.
In spoken English it is possible to use don't at the beginning of imperative sentences.
Don't let's be worried.
Let him go / Let her go / Let it go / Let them go
We make the third person imperative with let + him/her/it/them + the base form of a verb (the infinitive without 'to').
Let him try it again.
Let her cook the dinner today.
Let it be.
Let them go by train.
It is also possible to say:
Let Sam try it again.
Let your sister cook the dinner today.
This form, however, is not very common in modern English. It is more usual to say the same in a different way.
Sam must try it again.
Your sister can cook the dinner today.
The negative imperative in the third person is archaic. We use more common ways to express the same instead.
You should do something about it.
(Instead of: Don't let it be.)
They mustn't go by train.
(Instead of: Don't let them go by train.)
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