Element FORM/USE: 'IN THE LEAST', EMPHASIS
SuperCat NEGATION
SubCat negation
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use 'in the least' after a negative form for emphasis.
Corrected Learner Example She has lost her little brother but that does not discourage her in the least. (Greece; C2 MASTERY; 2001; Greek; Pass)

Most of the times, the director of a television channel is not in the least interested in the quality, but only in the matter of how many people watch their programmes. (Greece; B2 VANTAGE; 1993; Greek; Pass)

What others say doesn't matter in the least. (Brazil; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Portuguese; Fail)
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