Grammar detail: verb stem + ましょ

verb stem + ましょ  short polite volitional form
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The standard polite volitional form of a verb ends in ましょう. However, it is not uncommon to see (or hear) this form without the う. The purpose of the う is to lengthen the しょ sound, and without it the meaning is unchanged (the volitional form means 'let's ~'). This usage may simply be an issue of individual accent, or in some cases it may be considered slightly more abrupt / less formal than the usual form.
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