I have heard people use the following sentence:
Scenario I am talking to the other person and he says There is some lag. Let me check my internet connection Is this usage of Let me check... correct. It sounds like as if someone is taking permission from the other person. I have seen people frequently used Let me .. in everyday English.

  • For this particular usage: In most situations, an American is likely to pronounce this as "Lemme," a spelling commonly used in fictional dialogue. If you are speaking to someone performing a task that requires some mental effort (typing, examining your automobile engine, etc.) they might draw it out slowly: "Lehht . . . meee . . . chehhhck . . . " In this case, the "t" at the end of "let" might be pronounced as a real "t" or as a glottal stop (like the "t" sound in "button"). Jan 24, 2023 at 14:04

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'Let me...' in that kind of situation is just conventional conversational politeness and means, roughly, 'please allow me the time to do something'. By 'conventional' I mean that the speaker is not really seeking permission to take the time to do something; he or she is just politely pretending to do so.

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