Let me (do something)
When you see or hear the words "Let me...", you may think that the speaker is asking for permission, but that's not true. This phrase is used in both casual and formal situations to announce what you're going to do:
Let me give you a few examples.
This is more confident-sounding than "I'd like to ___". It's more polite than "I'm going to ___."
This phrase appears in these lessons:
- “Let me tell you a bit about my background.”
- “Let me take you around and introduce you to everyone.”
- “Let me get straight to the point.”
- “OK, let me take attendance and then we'll get started.”
- “Rina, let me call you right back.”
- “First things first. Let me introduce our new interns... This is Erina Mano and over here we have Jonah Ray.”
- “OK, let me take these ideas to Management and see what they think.”