Expression of the week: Let alone


“Let alone”

Portuguese equivalent: “muito menos/ sem dizer”.

Sample sentences:

“He can’t afford a new TV set, let a lone a new car”.

“The Government hadn’t been able to prevent the mudslides, let alone rescue all the people who were affected by them”.

Ainda está difícil entender a expressão? Que tal uma aula?

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4 responses to “Expression of the week: Let alone

  1. João B. L. Ghizoni

    Hey, Carol, I confess it took me quite a while to understand this expression the first time I saw it. But I think by now I can already use it confidently. Anyway, this is one more good tip from you. Thanks.

  2. I had forgotten about this expression. It’s a great one. Thanks!

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