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How to use 'Let alone'' in English?
Nov 27, 2014 12:39 AM
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When something is unlikely to happen, difficult to do or hasn't happened, you can compare it something more likely/easy (but still not possible) or something that hasn't happened, to emphasise it. For example: I have never left the city, let alone been abroad. I am too tired to walk, let alone run. I won't even be able to finish the race, let alone win it.
November 27, 2014
merriam-webster.com: : to say nothing of : not to mention —used especially to emphasize the improbability of a contrasting example <he would never walk again let alone play golf — Sports Illus.> <how many ever see an Ambassador or Minister, let alone a President — Robert Lacville>
November 27, 2014
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