She lets me alone

She lets me alone

I’m glad she just lets me alone.

When I was a child, I learned that that construction was ungrammatical. One leaves alone, not lets alone.

And yet, that is what she does: she lets me alone.

One might be left alone by a parent or treasured friend. But an acquaintance, a malignant one? In this case, one is let alone.

 

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