Is this sentence grammatically correct.. and is the use of "in the least" correct ??
I heard that some palces were very organized or in the least more organized than this.
To be correct, you sentence needs additional punctuation. "In the least" is a parenthetical phrase and needs to be surrounded by commas. A parenthetical phrase is a phrase that can be removed from the sentence without changing the meaning of the sentence.
"In the least" has a British English sound to it. The American usage is generally "at least."
"I heard that some places were very organized or, at least, more organized than this."
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