I received an email from my team lead, which says:

Kindly make sure to let's know the challenges you faced while working on the project.

It was the reply to my email which presented challenges. I think the above reply from my team lead doesn't sound correct (I may be incorrect). I would like to rephrase it:

Kindly make sure to let us know if you face any challenges.

Am I correct about the contraction here? And is the rest correct?

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    You are correct. Not sure the name of the rule or convention, but contractions in such cases are, if not discouraged outright, highly irregular. – Carly Apr 18 at 20:48
  • In this case "let's" is a contraction for "lettuce". – Hot Licks Apr 18 at 20:59
  • @NigelJ What is wrong with ..."Let's go" ? Common expression and used by perfectly mature adults... – Cascabel Apr 18 at 21:42
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    @Cascabel Let's agree on that. – Nigel J Apr 18 at 21:43
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    Let’s fret over this no longer. – IconDaemon Apr 18 at 21:56

While "let's" is derived from contracting "let us", it is now a fixed term with a specific meaning. It would be slightly odd to write "let us" to mean "we should" (it's a bit overly formal), and it's very odd to write "let's" to mean "let us".

To be idiomatic, a contraction has be one that is standard, and being a standard contraction is a property of not only the words being contracted, but the meaning those words are being used in. So, for instance, if we use the word "will" in the sense of "last testament", it would not be idiomatic to say "Is the won't here?" to mean "Is the will not here?"

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    Sorry, but I provided a little formatting to improve readability...hope you don't mind. – Cascabel Apr 18 at 22:06

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