DON’T LET + pronoun (permission/order)

Here are two examples of ordering someone not to allow something:

Don’t let him get away.

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Don’t let them go.

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C1 point 117 in CLAUSES/imperatives is defined as:

an imperative clause with ‘let’ + ‘him/her/them’ + base form of a main verb, to disallow something or instruct someone to disallow something

*I disagree that ‘him|her|them’ should be the only pronouns that point to this level of complexity.

An iWeb search for:

Do _XX let _P _V

1 DO N’T LET IT GET 1085

Don’t let it get to you.

2 DO N’T LET ANYONE TELL 933
3 DO N’T LET THEM GET 557
4 DO N’T LET IT GO 520
5 DO N’T LET YOURSELF GET 449
6 DO N’T LET IT BE 445
7 DO N’T LET YOURSELF BE 391
8 DO N’T LET HIM GET 378
9 DO N’T LET IT HAPPEN 335
10 DO N’T LET ME BE 252
11 DO N’T LET IT SIT 196
12 DO N’T LET IT BOTHER 189
13 DO N’T LET IT STOP 182
14 DO N’T LET THEM GO 169
15 DO N’T LET THEM TAKE 151
16 DO N’T LET ANYBODY TELL 149
17 DO NOT LET YOURSELF BE 149
18 DO N’T LET ME GET 135
19 DO N’T LET IT FOOL 125
20 DO N’T LET IT BECOME 119
21 DO N’T LET THEM KNOW 111
22 DO NOT LET IT BOIL 110
23 DO N’T LET IT TAKE 109
24 DO NOT LET IT GET 108
25 DO N’T LET THEM DO 107
26 DO N’T LET THEM TELL 106
27 DO N’T LET HER GET 103
28 DO N’T LET THEM FOOL 98
29 DO N’T LET THEM BE 97
30 DO N’T LET HIM DO 96
31 DO NOT LET THEM GET 96
32 DO N’T LET IT RUIN 95
33 DO N’T LET IT PUT 94
34 DO N’T LET IT SLIP 93
35 DO N’T LET THEM SEE 90
36 DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL 90
37 DO N’T LET YOU DO 87
38 DO NOT LET IT GO 85
39 DO N’T LET ANYTHING GET 84
40 DO N’T LET IT AFFECT 81
41 DO N’T LET IT DRY 80
42 DO N’T LET THEM SIT 79
43 DO N’T LET IT SCARE 77
44 DO N’T LET YOURSELF BECOME 75
45 DO N’T LET THEM HAVE 74
46 DO N’T LET IT PASS 71
47 DO N’T LET IT ‘S 68
48 DO N’T LET IT BOIL 67
49 DO N’T LET HIM GO 67
50 DO N’T LET ANYTHING STAND 65
51 DO N’T LET ANYONE MAKE 65
52 DO N’T LET IT FALL 65
53 DO N’T LET ANYONE TAKE 63
54 DO N’T LET THEM TOUCH 62
55 DO N’T LET THEM MAKE 61
56 DO N’T LET ANYTHING STOP 60
57 DO N’T LET HIM KNOW 59
58 DO N’T LET IT COME 58
59 DO N’T LET IT DISCOURAGE 58
60 DO N’T LET ANYONE TALK 56
61 DO N’T LET ME FORGET 56
62 DO N’T LET US KNOW 56
63 DO N’T LET ANYONE CONVINCE 55
64 DO N’T LET IT RUN 55
65 DO NOT LET HIM GET 55
66 DO NOT LET YOURSELF GET 55
67 DO N’T LET HER KNOW 54
68 DO N’T LET IT CONTROL 53
69 DO N’T LET IT OVERWHELM 53
70 DO NOT LET IT BE 53
71 DO N’T LET HIM FOOL 52
72 DO N’T LET ANYONE GET 52
73 DO N’T LET IT WORRY 52
74 DO N’T LET THEM DRY 52
75 DO N’T LET ANYONE KNOW 50
76 DO N’T LET IT HOLD 50
77 DO N’T LET IT MAKE 50
78 DO N’T LET ANYONE FOOL 49
79 DO N’T LET ANYONE SEE 48
80 DO N’T LET HER GO 48
81 DO N’T LET YOU GET 48
82 DO N’T LET HIM HAVE 47
83 DO N’T LET IT TOUCH 47
84 DO N’T LET THEM RUN 47
85 DO N’T LET THEM USE 47
86 DO N’T LET YOURSELF FALL 47
87 DO NOT LET US BE 47
88 DO N’T LET HIM BE 46
89 DO N’T LET ANYONE PRESSURE 46

Don’t let anyone pressure you into making decisions about money or investments.

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B2: affect, discourage, pressure
C1: overwhelm, scare