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me, let alone him, didn't know where smth was...

English translation: I didn't know where it was and he certainly didn't either

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17:54 Aug 11, 2006
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English term or phrase: me, let alone him, didn't know where smth was...
how acceptable is that construction in english?
thanks...
xxxsergey
Local time: 17:04
English translation:I didn't know where it was and he certainly didn't either
Explanation:
"me didn't know where something was" doesn't work. A subject pronoun is required.
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:04
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +12I didn't know where it was and he certainly didn't either
Kim Metzger


Discussion entries: 8





  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +12
I didn't know where it was and he certainly didn't either


Explanation:
"me didn't know where something was" doesn't work. A subject pronoun is required.

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 80
Grading comment
Selected automatically based on peer agreement.
Notes to answerer
Asker: apparently it does work: new kids on the block stay with me baby lyrics @ TabCrawler.Com ... You were lookin so good You were lookin so sweet Then me didnt know what to say All I know is that youre brightening up ... www.tabcrawler.com/lyrics.php?action=view&file_id=29579


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marina Soldati
1 min

agree  Trudy Peters: Song lyrics are hardly an example of good grammar!
41 mins
  -> I should have said, "doesn't work" if you want educated native-speaker English.

agree  xxxAlfa Trans: with Trudy.
49 mins

agree  xxxPRen: Good solution Kim. Agree with Trudy - you can find anything on Google, but that doesn't mean it's correct. This is a straight-forward grammatical rule you should know if you're writing in English.
50 mins
  -> :)

agree  conejo
2 hrs

agree  Refugio: Some entertainers like to pretend they have a low level of education, but this particular incorrect usage is very unconvincing.
2 hrs

agree  xxxcmwilliams: and agree with previous comments
3 hrs

agree  Mónica Ameztoy de Andrada
5 hrs

agree  Ulrike Kraemer
12 hrs

agree  Cristina Chaplin
1 day21 hrs

agree  Peter Shortall
2 days5 hrs

agree  airmailrpl: -
3 days18 hrs
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