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    How to use "let alone"

    Is this sentence correct? "We can't afford a bicycle, let alone a car."
    If yes, why there is no conjunction like "and" betwenn two verb "afford" and "let" ?
    Or, "let" doesn't work as a verb in this case?

    Could we consider "let alone" to be the conjunction and then say "I can't even walk now let alone run" ?

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    Re: How to use "let alone"

    "Let alone" is an idiom and it is usually used as a conjunction. Your sentence is correct. It has the meaning of "We cannot afford a bicycle, so don't even consider a car."

    Your second sentence is also correct.

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