Should I say 'he' or 'him' in the following situation?

Even I am not going, let alone he.

Even I am not going, let alone him.

  • The sentence does not make much sense. Did you mean to say, "I'm not even going, let alone with him"? – Hot Licks Jul 20 '15 at 12:05

The idiom "X let alone Y" means to consider Y in contrast to X, making Y the object of the verb "let," which puts Y in the objective case. Thus:

I am not going, let alone him.

  • By the way, I think your sentence is still wrong. There's no need for a comma there, and you have to include a 'to', so 'I'm not even going to let him alone' (him before is better) – JuanRocamonde Jul 20 '15 at 9:38
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    @JuanRocamonde "Let him alone" is a different idiom from "let alone him." The former means to leave him in peace, i.e., not to bother him. The latter means as I explained in my answer. – deadrat Jul 20 '15 at 9:55
  • Sorry, I apologise. – JuanRocamonde Jul 20 '15 at 9:57
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    @JuanRocamonde No need to apologize. English idioms are tricky, and these are very close, just two words swapped. As long as you're clear. I guarantee that your English is better than my Spanish. – deadrat Jul 20 '15 at 9:59

Typical use of "let alone" is: The baby can't even sit up yet, let alone walk.

In your case I would say: I'm not going, nor is he.

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