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    let alone ++ bare infinitive or infinitive?

    It is often impossible to walk down the aisle to get to the toilets, let alone ..... exercise.

    a- taking
    b- to take
    c- take

    Correct answer here is "to take".

    Now I am wondering if I can say that the verb going with "let alone" follows the structure of previous verb form.

    For example
    She can't boil potatoes, let alone cook a meal
    bare infinitive--- let alone bare infinitive

    For my question above
    to get to---- let alone to take

    But I have no idea how to form the verb after a past simple,a past perfect, and a present perfect sentence.
    And also after passives...
    The problem wasn't discussed, let alone ////solved// to be solved// being solved// Which one fits here?

    Is there any general rule for the usage of "let alone"?
    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by murattopak; 05-Apr-2014 at 15:41.

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    Re: let alone ++ bare infinitive or infinitive?

    Let alone does not dictate which verb form follows it. It should be the same as the one that it relates to, so in the first question you have the infinitive because that's what you're using and in the second you're using the past participle to make a past passive- wasn't discussed...solved.

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