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    #1

    even less/not least/still less

    Jeremy's friends were fond of him.............. because of his generosity

    A. still less
    B. even less
    C. not least

    C is the answer here but I don't understand this sentence. What does it mean anyway? Why is C the only correct choice in this case?
    Note: There is no further context. This is a standalone sentence
    Last edited by vkhu; 20-Jun-2012 at 17:51.

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    #2

    Re: even less/not least/still less

    The correct answer is C. The sentence means that his generosity was not the least (important) reason for their liking him; in fact, it was quite an important reaon.

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    #3

    Re: even less/not least/still less

    Sorry, I was typing a little bit too fast. Thanks mate.

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    #4

    Re: even less/not least/still less

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The correct answer is C. The sentence means that his generosity was not the least (important) reason for their liking him; in fact, it was quite an important reaon.
    Hello.
    Please allow me to ask a question.
    I've seen a construction like this:
    'Jeremy's friends were fond of him all the more for his generosity.'
    Is this a common expression?

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    Re: even less/not least/still less

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello.
    Please allow me to ask a question.
    I've seen a construction like this:
    'Jeremy's friends were fond of him all the more for his generosity.'
    Is this a common expression?
    Could you open a new thread for this please? It's a different phrase and not connected to the original post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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