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Hi, Nagy,

@nagy posted:

I read the sentence "Let me go find them in the back room."

I think there should be "to" between go and find.

That means "Let me go to find them in the back room."

Why is there no "to" ?

It means 'let me go and find ...'. In Am E, 'and' can be left out. From 'Practical English Usage', 3rd edition, page 45:

"In informal American English, and is sometimes dropped after the base forms go and come."

- Let's go see if Anne's home.

- Go jump in the river.

- Come sit on my lap.

I found this information in the "Books" section of Google.



1. Many American and British native speakers might say the following:

a. "We'll come to see you soon"; "Go and fix it now"; "Can I come and have a cup of coffee with you?"; and "I'll help to mow the lawn."

2. Many American native speakers might delete (leave out) the bolded words.

(I bolded those words, not the authors.)

Source: International English (2013 edition; there is a later edition) by Peter Trudgill and Jean Hannah. Page 70.

Last edited by TheParser

I cannot give you the answer, but I can tell you I went to the "Books" section of Google (where thousands of books have been digitalized).

I found only a few examples of "Let me go to find them," but many examples of "Let me go and find them."

When you get time, go to the "Books" section and type in the words "Let me go and find them." Use the quotation marks.  You will see how dozens of writers have used "go and find."

Best wishes!

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