In the following sentence, why is "Lasst" used instead of "Lassen"? For example, we say "wir lassen" so I thought that similarly we should use "Lassen uns" instead of "Lasst uns"?

Lasst uns über diesen Punkt abstimmen.

  • The form used in polite salutation would be: Lassen Sie uns über diesen Punkt abstimmen. Is that, what you are asking?
    – guidot
    Commented Jul 7, 2022 at 10:47

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This is imperative. One indication is that the verb is in the first position, not in the second.

Also, it is addressed to second person (du/ihr), not first person (ich/wir). An equivalent indicative sentence would be

Ihr lasst uns über diesen Punkt abstimmen.

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