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let (in passive) + bare infinitive

Postby Rustamsher » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:36 pm

I have come across the following sentence in a dictionary recently:

I was not let see him.

Is this grammatically correct? Or should it be TO SEE after the verb LET
in the passive voice?

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Re: let (in passive) + bare infinitive

Postby Alan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:45 am

Unacceptable as contemporary usage, in my view, either with or without 'to'!

--> I was not allowed to see him.

I suggest you purchase a new dictionary!

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