let's + ing

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let's + ing

Post by nkaretnikov » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:08 pm

I have recently sent an email with this phrase
"Damien, I'm agree 100%. Let's not going through that hell once again" meaning let's not go through that approval process as it was very painful for everybody. I used -ing to emphasize the duration.
Would you please tell if that is absolutely wrong, not understandable, better to avoid, okay or absolutely right?

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Re: let's + ing

Post by Alan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:54 am

Absolutely wrong!

(However, casually, you might say " Let's not BE going through....")