Element FORM/USE: 'LET' + THIRD PERSON PRONOUN, DEVOLVING RESPONSIBILITY
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat imperatives
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use an imperative clause with 'let' + 'him/her/them' + base form of a main verb, to devolve responsibility.
Corrected Learner Example Let them find their own food. (Portugal; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Portuguese; Pass)

But she put aside her friends because she didn't want to be pitied. After few attempts her friends gave up."Let her live alone". (Poland; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Polish; Pass)

So let them be and let them scrutinize the peculiar events that do occur in life. (Sweden; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Swedish; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments This is a very low frequency use of this form and it occurs in negative contexts.

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