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    #1

    Usage of "Lest...Should" and "In case".

    Are the following sentences same according to English grammar rules and meaning?

    # I remained in the hotel up to 4 p.m lest he should come there.
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    # I remained in the hotel up to 4 p.m in case he came there.

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    #2

    Re: Usage of "Lest...Should" and "In case".

    The second makes sense.

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    #3

    Re: Usage of "Lest...Should" and "In case".

    I agree with Tdol. The first makes no sense because "lest" means "for fear that". Why would someone stay if he/she were afraid?

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