Is this sentence grammatically correct.. and is the use of "in the least" correct ??

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I heard that some palces were very organized or in the least more organized than this.

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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."  

link comment answered Jun 19 '12 at 18:32 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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