Archive | June, 2013

Let’s know

18 Jun

I’ve recently heard English people saying “let’s know” rather than “let us know” in sentences like “let’s know how you get on”. Traditionally, “let’s” occurs as an abbreviation of “let us” only as a form of first-person-plural imperative; or suggestion equivalent to “why don’t we…” But not any more. Web searches for “let’s know” throw up lots of false positives from South Asian English, where “let’s know” seems to mean “let’s learn about…” in self-instruction manuals, guidebooks, etc.