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If this is Kant's position, it is certainly difficult to make sense of, much less accept.
Kant's Ethics, ed. by Thomas Hill

I tend to think that "much less", used in this sense, should be followed by a noun. Here I find "let alone" more acceptable. What's your opinion?

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Depends on whether you mean "much less" or "let alone" -- they do not mean exactly the same, at least in emphasis. –  Kris Dec 1 '13 at 7:51

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Both much less and let alone are possible. What is wrong with the sentence is that make sense of and accept need the direct object it.

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This is exerpeted from a Blackwell publication, so is the question you mentioned a serious one, or just a matter of style? –  user51369 Dec 1 '13 at 7:40
    
It's a point of grammar. –  Barrie England Dec 1 '13 at 7:54
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The it is there: "it is certainly difficult to make sense of". I think you're reading it as a dummy it; it's not. –  Peter Shor Dec 1 '13 at 12:51
    
Even so, it would be clearer with a second it. –  Barrie England Dec 1 '13 at 13:23
    
The construction is much more complex than it appears. Either it. –  John Lawler Dec 1 '13 at 16:40

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