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According to the Oxford dictionary the word let is a verb.

I would like to know if it acts as verb in the following sentence:

Let's go to see him on Tuesday.

It seems to me that the main verb here is go. Does let also act as a verb? If so, how?

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    It is the imperative "let us". The speaker is suggesting that something should be done. Let's cross the street. It is complemented with a clause headed by the (bare, unmarked) infinitive form of the verb (e.g. go, cross). – Tᴚoɯɐuo Nov 27 '17 at 23:38
  • Thank you for your answer. I am volunteering with a student who has to break up sentences in to its constituents (subjects, verbs, objects etc.) I understand why we use let in everyday speech, but what I cant understand is whether it is working as a verb in the sentence I gave. Any further suggestions are appreciated, – user242899 Nov 27 '17 at 23:46
  • What do you think it is working as? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Nov 28 '17 at 1:12
  • See Cambridge. One thing it does not state is that we can use the verb let of let's as the only verb in a sentence. This is because it is a conjugated verb, whereas the infinitive that usually follows it is not–thus grammatically let is the "main verb." Example... Person 1: Let's kiss. Person 2 Yes, let's. The infinitive kiss from Person 1's sentence is understood. – green_ideas Nov 28 '17 at 1:52
  • @Clare Completely wrong analysis, See my answer for the correct one – BillJ Dec 2 '17 at 8:35
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Let's go to see him on Tuesday.

This is called a LET-imperative.

Yes, "let" is a verb, but it has been bleached of its normal meaning of "allow" and serves solely as a marker of this special type of imperative construction. It's a plain form (infinitive) verb, so it is not conjugated, of course. It's the verb following "let" that is understood with a 1st person plural subject.

You are right that the 'main' verb is "go". It's a catenative verb that has "us" as direct object followed by the infinitival clause "go to see him" as second complement

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