Question:

Dear Editor,

I’m confused. Which is correct?

  1. Our trainer let’s us throw a party to celebrate the end of our training.
  2. Our trainer lets us throw a party to celebrate the end of our training.

Vera, Bandung

Answer:

Let’s is a contraction of let us for addressing a group including the speaker to do something.

Lets is the third-person singular simple present indicative form of let, which means allows.

In your sample sentence, it means to say: Our trainer allows/permits us throw a party to celebrate the end of our training, so the sentence with lets is correct.

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