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#3 - anon (04/11/2012) [-]
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User avatar #21 - LaBarata (04/11/2012) [-]
It's essentially medieval speech. Say this in a commanding, old timey voice:

"Yes, let us go, for we have much work to do."

It'll make sense.
User avatar #22 to #21 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
"Let us go" already makes sense to me.
User avatar #16 - nucularwar (04/11/2012) [-]
Two different definitions of the word:
one is allow: "Let me go over there"
one is a proposal "Let's go over there"
User avatar #17 to #16 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
I know that, but what I don't get, is if one can work one way, "Let's go to the park," "Let us go to the park." Why can't it work the other way? "Mom, can you let us go to the park," "Mom, can you let's go to the park?"

It makes sense one way, but not the other. Why? Lol.
User avatar #18 to #17 - nucularwar (04/11/2012) [-]
because the only thing they have in common is spelling and being transitive verbs. They're not the same word, they're just spelled the same way.
User avatar #2 - aTastyCooky (04/11/2012) [-]
Let's- statement.
Let us- question.

User avatar #5 to #2 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
Yes, but as I stated, "Let us go to the park," also makes sense.
User avatar #6 to #5 - aTastyCooky (04/11/2012) [-]
Not many people say it that way, i guess it's just the language evolving
every language has a unique way of saying it

spanish for example says vamos al parque (we go to the park) means the same thing
User avatar #7 to #6 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
I understand that much, the thing I don't get is, if "Let us go to the park," makes sense, why can't "Mom, can you let's go to the park?"
#14 to #7 - bigmanblue (04/11/2012) [-]
its simple sentence structure
let us is a question (future tense) so the following sentence works
"mum can you let us go to the park" this implies you are asking your mum if you can go the the park
lets is in present tense so if you follow grammatical rules the sentence should be
"mum lets us go to the park" this implies that should you wish to your mum will let you go to the park it is a statement
another sentence could be
"mum lets go to the park" this is again a question this time it is asking your mother to go the said park
"lets go" is not the same as "let us go" so cannot be substituted
for example
"paul lets go of the rope" if you change lets for let us the sentence no longer makes sense
"paul let us go the rope" you cannot interchange the two as they mean different things (ever so slightly different but still)

also it is "lets" not "let's"
this is because "let's" means somthing that belongs to let
" lets build" a question asking to build
"let's build" a build belonging to let
User avatar #15 to #14 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
But the way I was always taught in school, it was "let's." kjfhgkjhkghkdf
#19 to #15 - bigmanblue (04/11/2012) [-]
then whoever taught you shouldn't be a teacher
User avatar #20 to #19 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
Maybe.
Like I said, I might just be being stupid right now, but it just doesn't make sense to me. /:
#8 to #7 - aTastyCooky (04/11/2012) [-]
You know what else is puzzling?

when someone says "can't you do this?" "cannot you do this?" doesn't. make. sense.
User avatar #9 to #8 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
Wut?
Isn't it supposed to be "Can you do this?"
User avatar #10 to #9 - aTastyCooky (04/11/2012) [-]
"can you do this for me?"

"no"

"please just once?"

"no"

"can't you do it just this one time"

User avatar #11 to #10 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
Hm, weird. I've never heard it used like that.
Maybe because where I live the English language is ****** up anyway. xD
User avatar #12 to #11 - aTastyCooky (04/11/2012) [-]
American?
User avatar #13 to #12 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
I'm a Newfoundlander.
They speak with a bit of like, Irish, and British, and Scottish all in one pretty much.
Except me, I hate it.
I'd rather proper English, even though it confuses me. xD
#1 - goodguypacha (04/11/2012) [-]
English? Not making sense? You obviously haven't learned French. For immigrants, such as myself, it's near impossible to learn.
User avatar #4 to #1 - giraffescanflyx (04/11/2012) [-]
I have.
It's actually proven that the English language is the hardest known language to learn.
With all of it's compounds, and words being spelled the same, and different ways to pronounce different words.
I've been speaking English all my life, and it still confuses the **** out of me.
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