What is the difference between "not to mention" and "much less"?
Aug 15, 2014 10:05 AM
Answers · 4
I'm not surprised no-one has answered this Q yet! I have to think it through. Here are some e.g.s 1. "I don't even like eating chicken, much less breeding chickens." 2. "I really like chicken, not to mention other kinds of poultry" In 1. we are looking at my negative attitudes to chickens. I am saying that I couldn't imagine ever breeding chickens because I don't even like eating chicken. In 2. we are looking at meats that I like. I am concentrating on my liking of chicken, but mentioning, by the way, that I also like other types of poultry. If I spent a lot more time, I could probably produce a concise analysis of the distinctions between the two expressions, but I hope this gives you some idea. Perhaps others can develop my thoughts further. Michael
August 15, 2014
Is there an example where these two expressions look equivalent?
August 15, 2014
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