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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    let alone and letting alone

    I'm wondering whether it's OK to use "letting alone" instead of "let alone" in the following sentence and in similar sentences.

    1) He doesn't like me, let alone you.

    2) He doesn't like me, letting alone you.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: let alone and letting alone

    It doesn't work in BrE. The stock phrase is "let alone".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. Barb_D's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: let alone and letting alone

    Likewise American English.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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