Let’s

Let’s is the contraction of let us.  It always needs an apostrophe:  Let’s go out today and find a new apartment to rent.

One of the rare ways that lets (without an apostrophe) is correct is when using the verb let without an object, which tends to be more of a British usage, such as:  The apartment lets for £100 per week.

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2 Responses to Let’s

  1. alison says:

    This post had me so worried about using ‘lets’ incorrectly, that I rewrote a sentence to avoid using it, as in the following sentence, I believe it doesn’t need an apostrophe: Leah’s mother lets her stay up late on Friday nights. No apostrophe, right? I’m still unsure.

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