Which one is correct :

  1. Now let’s hear Marco tell his story.

  2. Now let’s hear Marco tells his story.

And why?

1 Answer 1


The first is correct. "Tell" is in the infinitive mood. And you are effectively saying:

Now let's hear Marco (to) tell his story, except that idiomatically the to is elided.

Your second example uses the indicative mood of "tell" - but the sentence already has an indicative main verb - hear.

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    The difference between the sentences is a bit like the difference between, "May I be honest with you?" and "May I am honest with you?" The latter is ungrammatical. Jan 18, 2020 at 16:00

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