Which one is correct? And do they have different meanings?

  1. Please let go of her.

  2. Please let her go.


They are both grammatical but show up in slightly different usages:

  1. "Let go of someone" implies that someone is being physically held, as in directly restrained by hand.
  2. "Let someone go" could include a physical restraint, but could also refer to a any other sense of captivity or preventing from departure. It can also be metaphorical, suggesting that one be relieved of a relationship or job or other connection.

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