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  1. reo
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    Unhappy in case or lest

    Thank you, all teachers.....

    I wonder which word I could use "just in case" or "lest"in the sentece below. I've heard that "lest...should" is rare in modern English.


    I had to grab the iron rail at my side ( ) I should slip off and fall.

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    Re: in case or lest

    'Lest' is rare, but in this sentence, it works better to me- it has the meaning of 'for fearb that', which fits better with 'had to', suggesting that a need arose. If it just said 'grabbed', then 'in case' would be fine.

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