Difference between “Lets” and “Let’s”


“Lets” is to show action referring only to one thing. It is a third-person singular form of the verb, let, which means allow, permit, lease or release.

Let’s look at example below:

  • My brother “lets” me hold his car
  • Ngozi hums as she lets the dog out of the back door
  • My mom always “lets” my sister get away with things


“Let’s” is a contraction word meaning “Let us”. So, if let us doesn’t fit then neither does “let’s”.

See example below:

  • Let’s go to the mall (“Let us” go to the mall)
  • My little sister said, “Let’s” pretend the puppet we are cooking stew



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