Which one is correct :

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

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

And why?


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 '20 at 16:00

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