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Is it grammatically correct to say "Does my thinking correct?" and "Let we go?"?

I am half convinced that "Let we go?" is correct, and if it is, what is the difference between it and "Let us go?"?

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  • Neither of them are correct... but it'd difficult to correct them with the little context you give. Could you please explain why you think they are correct and how you intend to use them?
    – Catija
    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:40
  • @Catija, I came across "Does my thinking correct" in one of the questions in math stackexchange, link And my mom once used "Let we go?", in the context that they wanted to tell me they are going. At first I found it incorrect, but my dad said it is right. Mar 27, 2015 at 6:48
  • It should be "Is my thinking correct?"
    – Catija
    Mar 27, 2015 at 6:50
  • @Catija, even I thought so, but just wanted to confirm. Mar 27, 2015 at 6:52
  • Your dad was wrong. If they were leaving, they should have said "We are going"...
    – Catija
    Mar 27, 2015 at 7:01

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Does my thinking correct?

Does requires something else...

You could say:

Does my thinking seem/sound/look correct?

But even this is a bit off... I'd probably say something more like:

Does this look correct?

or just get to the point:

Is this correct?


Let we go.

We is a subject. Us is an object.

This sentence is actually:

[You,] let us go [away from here].

[Everyone,] let us go [together].

If you want to use we, make it the subject:

We are going.

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  • Do can be used to emphasize a verb, and is used to signal questions, except when the verb is be. So you can say: "Do I think correctly?" but not "Do I am thinking correctly?" or "Does my thinking be correct?"- it's just "Am I thinking correctly?" or "Is my thinking correct?"
    – LawrenceC
    Mar 27, 2015 at 14:57
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    @ultrasawblade I would argue that, as am AmE speaker, "Do I think correctly?" seems very unwieldy and unnatural. I would personally never use it that way.
    – Catija
    Mar 27, 2015 at 17:03
  • That is true - "Do I think correctly" is unwieldy - come to think of it, it sounds like you are asking permission to think. So don't use that (even though it's grammatically correct). But yeah, "Is my thinking correct?" or "Am I thinking correctly" is much better and should be used.
    – LawrenceC
    Mar 27, 2015 at 17:17
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Not all sources are genuine when it comes to the Internet, especially forums where anyone can type anything. There are no editors keeping their eyes on the content posted.

Does my thinking correct? -is completely incorrect!

Wherever you have read, don't believe it.

So is with let we go -don't trust this. Say, let's go i.e. let us go. There is no difference because let we go does not exist!

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As Catija says, the second sentence should be "Let us go." "We" is used for a subject, "us" for an object. The subject of an imperative sentence like this is the implied "you". It is not "we" who are letting someone go, it is "you". "We" are being allowed to go. Thus, "we" is the object, and should be "us".

"Does my thinking correct?" should be "Is my thinking correct?" Maybe it's simpler to understand this if we recast the sentence from a question to a statement. The corresponding statement would be, "My thinking does/is correct." "Correct" here is being used as an adjective: we are describing "my thinking". An adjective, i.e. a description, does not "do" anything. It just is or it isn't. So you would say "My thinking IS correct".

If you were describing an action performed by your thinking, then you would use "does". Like, "My thinking does help you", (or more simply, "My thinking helps you", but that's not the point here), or as a question, "Does my thinking help you".

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