When I think of what I want to express, it naturaly comes as the following sentence:

Self/peer assessment report - This evidence has least value and cannot be let to rely on, because...

Is it correct to write "cannot be let to rely on"?


No, it is not correct.

You want to say that it cannot be relied on or that one cannot rely on it.

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    Could you expand this answer to say why it's correct? – Andrew Leach Aug 1 '14 at 20:24
  • Where would the let come from? Who's allowing whom to do what? – John Lawler Aug 1 '14 at 20:50
  • @AndrewLeach: No, sorry, I can't say why cannot be let to rely on is not correct. To me, it's as nutty as cannot be eaten to swim on, but I can't really tell you what seems wrong with that expression either. Possibly someone else (maybe you?) can help in this regard. John Lawler's comment raises a couple questions about the meaning, but parsing, let alone deciphering, it is beyond me, I'm afraid. It just feels quite wrong. – Drew Aug 1 '14 at 21:48
  • @AndrewLeach: I see now that I misunderstood you. You asked why my answer is correct, not why the OP expression is incorrect. Sorry, I don't know what to say there either. I think it would require demonstrating that (a) the expressions I gave are correct grammatically and (b) they convey what the OP meant. I'm not even sure about the latter - just guessing what was meant. – Drew Aug 1 '14 at 21:51

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