Please help with one is the correct way to say:

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Hello Experts,

Please help with one is the correct way to say:
a. "Let the door remains open for another day".
b. "Let the door remain opens for another day".

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Brian MatisProduct Manager
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Neither one really.

An exact phrasing would be "Let the door remain open for another day."

But even that sounds a bit odd. Perhaps you're trying for an idiom like, "Let's leave the door open for..."

This link might help explain what I think you might be looking for:
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/leave+the+door+open
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The answer is:

c. "Let the door remain open for another day."

Note that the period goes inside the ending quote mark, not outside it. A web search for "punctuation inside or outside quotes" will give you plenty of food for thought on that issue (and in some cases, it varies by region, such as UK vs. US). Regards, Joe

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Hello experts,

"Let the door opens for another day."
"Let's the door open for another day."
"Let the door open for another day."

Are those the same?

Thank you,
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Joe WinogradDeveloper
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> Are those the same?

No.

> "Let the door opens for another day."

Incorrect grammar. opens should be open.

> "Let's the door open for another day."

let's is a contraction for let us. It is easy to see that this is incorrect grammar:

Let us the door open for another day.

> "Let the door open for another day."

Correct grammar.
Both are incorrect. I am actually feeling that I am in classroom of the subject English.  :)
larryhSr. Software Engineer
Commented:
Are you talking about having a physical door remain open or are you talking about keeping a topic of discussion open?  If the latter see the link mentioned by Brian above.

If you are wanting to keep a physical door open for another day then you should use

Let's leave the door open for another day.
-or-
Let's keep the door open for another day.

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Hello Experts,

So what is the main different between "Let's" and "Let"?

Your explanation is sounds Let's is "Let us"?

Thank you,
Joe WinogradDeveloper
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> Your explanation is sounds Let's is "Let us"?

Yes. let's is what's called a contraction in English. It is short for let us. But it is not to be confused with lets, as in:

He lets the dog run loose.

There are many examples where contractions get folks in trouble. The most common is:

it's and its

It is nothing short of astonishing how often folks get this wrong. My advice — never use the contraction. You are far less likely to get it wrong if you say it is when that is what you mean (if you have trouble figuring out if it should be it's or its). Another very common example of the same error:

you're and your

Once again, say you are when that's what you mean (if you have trouble figuring out if it should be you're or your).

Here's a humorous view on that one (beware — R rated):
http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMi04ZTczNGExNmM2ZWRlZjMw

Regards, Joe

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Joe WinogradDeveloper
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> I find this site good at checking ones grammar

I suggest checking your sentence above at that site. :)

And for those interested in other apostrophe blunders, here's a great site (to which I've made some contributions):
Apostrophe Catastrophes

Regards, Joe

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Hello Experts,

I subscribed this (www.grammarly.com) & paid $122 for yearly and tried for a day and realized I have an account with (www.experts-exchange.com) so I cancelled the (https://www.grammarly.com).

Thank you for the link (Apostrophe Catastrophes) and I will check it out.

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