I have what I believe to be a simple question, regarding how "let alone" fits into a sentence.

Tell me if there is a difference in terms of correctness between these sample sentences:

1) "I refuse to play any video game, let alone a sports title, on easy."


2) "I refuse to play any video game on easy, let alone a sports title."

I sent the first one as a text to my friend, but after reading it, began to wonder if I got it right. This isn't life or death, but it certainly is bugging me. Thanks!

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"Let alone," as I think you know, is a way of emphasizing a thing that's really not going to happen. Regarding the question of which sentence is correct, the first one works better because you have the emphatic phrase next to the thing it's emphasizing -- video game.


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