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I had a student ask if the following sentence is correct: I let my wife does the job. I said no, it should be do instead of does. However, I couldn’t explain why it was wrong


Could you please tell me why we don’t use does in this example?


Thanks kindly.

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The form is I let someone + infinitive+ something.

In your example, 'do' is an infinitive or base form of the verb. It has nothing to do with present tense.