"Let us do start"

Is this sentence has any error?

This is a message send by my English teacher in a group. I asked from the teacher that it is true or not. The teacher answered me that it is true. "Do" is used for making sentence emphatic.

Is this correct?

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    Your question would be better without all the dialogue in your own language. The emphatic use of do would result in "Do let us start" - your teacher's version is not idiomatic English. Mar 29 at 11:28
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    I agree with Kate and I would also point out that you should not post images of text as they cannot be read by the software user by those who are visually impaired. Please transcribe them before posting. CHATGPT is not necessarily a reliable source, in this case it is correct. Mar 29 at 11:37
  • I've edited. The dialogue was irrelevant to the question. I've also replace all the HTML formatting with markdown. It's much easier. Finally, you should check your grammar of "Is this sentence has any error" This sentence should be "Does this sentence have any error". Think about the grammar here.
    – James K
    Mar 29 at 13:02
  • It's not grammatical. The "do" would have to go before "Let us".
    – Billy Kerr
    Mar 29 at 13:15
  • What do you mean a message sent by my English teacher to a group? If kids are making noise, it could be used in speaking. Let's do [action verb] [with or without another phrase]
    – Lambie
    Mar 29 at 13:28

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No native English speaker would say "Let us do start" it's just wrong.

"Let us do [action]" is never used, but "Let us do [noun / noun phrase]" is OK, for example "Let us do question 3".

It is possible to say "Do let us [verb]", (with an emphasis on do) which would be understood as an expression of impatience or frustration that some action hasn't begun yet. For example "Do let us begin".

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