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Use of Let vs allow

I am sorry if this is off-topic but I have searched for it on google and on Learners Dictionary, but couldn't find a satisfactory answer. So, I'm posting it here. This is a question (see image) on my ...
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The synonym of let in

In the Longman Exams Coach software, about "let somebody in on something" the following definition was given: to tell something that is secret or only known by a few people Also, some example ...
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Does the usage of “let know” makes sense?

I've read the message: Kindly let know about the pay per product descripton I'm in doubt if it is ok to use let know without a pronoun like let me know,does this sound natural or can be used in ...
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use of 'let' in passive voice

There are many grammar books which suggest that we can change active voice into passive voice by using let, but when we consult the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, it refuses to form a passive ...
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Difference between “let the party get started” and “let's get the party started”

What's the difference between 2 sentences? Or specifying the question: Can "let's get the party started" be interpreted the way -> Let the party get started for us -> like "experience" form of ...
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Repeat “let” and/or “be”? Example: Let A be a line and (let?) B (be?) a plane

While fixing my notation in a research article, I want to write something like this: Let A be a line and (let) B (be) a plane. Question: Do I have to write the second let and be or can I omit one ...
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Let's do/ make competition or let do competition?

If I want to tell someone to make /do competition with me or with other guy, what is the right way to express it? Let's do/ make competition! Let do competition! Let make competition! Let'...
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Past use of let is confusing

I did let you know over skype about the meeting. Is the above statement correct? How can I make sure there is a difference between present and past tenses of "to let"?
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What's the difference between “Let the people”+verb and “Let people”+verb

For example is there a difference between "let the people sing" and "let people sing"? I think in the first case it's like "Allow the people singing" and in the second is like "If you can't sing, ...
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Subject of imperatives starting with 'let'?

[Source 1:] When a pronoun follows "let" in a mild exhortation, we use the object form of the pronoun. We say "Let us go then," but we're apt to slip in the subject form, especially when the ...
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“Let them never be born” or “Let them never to be born?”

Which one is more grammatical? Example: Deformed animals suffer a lot. Why not let them never (to) be born?
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“Leave the door open” vs “let the door open”

Can I mean "May I leave the door open?" by asking "May I let the door open?" in any context? I know that there is, of course, a difference in meaning in both of the sentences, but I'm just wondering ...
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Reported speech if sentence starts with let

1: Direct Speech: I said to my friend ,"good morning. Let us go for a picnic today. Indirect speech(book answer): I wished my friend good morning and proposed that we should go for a picnic that day....
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Passive construction of let-imperative sentence

Active: Let him play his game. Passive (book answer): Let his game be played by him. I know how the book has changed the given sentence into the passive. Following the same rule I changed Let us ...
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Why do some words contain “let”?

outlet, booklet, tablet... Are there any other word that contains a conjugation of "let" with other words? Why do these words contain let? If not coincidental, what is the significant meaning of let ...
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Is there any difference between 'let me go' and 'let go of me'?

Is there any difference(or nuance) between 'let me go' and 'let go of me'? In addition, in this sentence 'let go of me' I don't know what function 'of' has? Rather, in sense of our languge 'let go ...
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let your shirt dries ON you

Let your shirt dries on you. Meaning: wearing a wet shirt to dry it. Would it be correct to use "on"?
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I always wonder about 'to let'. The origin, the meaning, the concept

OxfordDictionaries has an entry for this - to let - (Of a room or property) available for rent But then how is that? Is it a verb phrase? How does it mean "available for rent?" Is it something to ...
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“Cannot be let to rely on”

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 ...
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What does let oneself into somewhere mean?

One of my friends has explained the following to clear the difference between these. Nevertheless, I cannot understand them, well. In addition, are they correct? Sophie let herself quickly into the ...
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``Let keep it clean'' or ``Let us keep it clean''

I found in this online dictionary http://www.reference.com/example-sentences/vigilant?s=1 a sample sentence of the form We need to be more vigilant concerning about our environment, let keep it ...
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Wondering what the difference is between “much less” and “let alone”

Good luck getting the city to do anything, much less file an injunction. The mayor is very pro-business and it won’t look good if he tries to shut down any business that could bring revenue and jobs ...
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Identifying phrase - let alone enjoy

The following sentence Often, we're so trapped in thoughts of the future or the past that we forget to experience, let alone enjoy, what's happening right now. I understand that "that we forget to ...
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Better phrases for 'thanks to' and 'let you off'

I'm doing a translation assignment of a book now and searching for appropriate phrases for this. Please help me!! I think "thanks to" can be used with a negative statement, but when it is next to "...
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Let me know when you were free

Is this sentence construction grammatically correct? Let me know when you were free.
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Origin of “Let the cat out of the bag”

What is the literal meaning of "let the cat out of the bag"? Why would someone put their cat in a bag? What did the cat ever do to them?
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Let or may, what is the difference?

I remember reading that the verb "let" has two meanings. The first one expresses "urging": 1) Let the children go to bed. 2) Let he call me back when he is back. The second meaning expresses ...
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What does “let me have it” mean?

Consider this conversation: Person A: I used to work til 3am then walk home in -20 or better windchills, with the wind blasting ice in your face (it's no longer fair to call it snow at that ...
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Use of the future tense after the phrase “I'll let you know when…”

Which sentence should I use? I'll let you know when I have more information. I'll let you know when I'll have more information. Also, what is the proper grammatical explanation for the correct ...
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Difference between “Let someone taste” and “Have someone taste”

I tried a new recipe for coming guests. After cooking I let my sister taste it. Can I also say, "I had my sister taste it"? I don't know the difference of these two sentences in terms of meaning. Is ...