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Bunty

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Last, Lastly – English editing.
« on: October 11, 2010, 02:23:52 PM »
When introducing points or topics in sequence it is good style to be consistent in your choice of words. If you use firstly, secondly and so on, lastly fits better than last. On the other hand, if you introduce your first point with first, last at the end is perfectly acceptable.
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Re: Last, Lastly – English editing.
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 07:02:53 AM »
Good point, Bunty!

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Re: Last, Lastly – English editing.
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 04:44:15 PM »
So what's the difference between the two? I mean, when do we use first, and firstly?

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Re: Last, Lastly – English editing.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 03:57:44 PM »
So what's the difference between the two? I mean, when do we use first, and firstly?

Framing of sentence is very much important ,it depends on what we put first,second and so on..Use of words in different locations conveys different meaning.

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Re: Last, Lastly – English editing.
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 10:51:05 PM »
you have good point

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Re: Last, Lastly – English editing.
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 03:33:23 PM »
When introducing points or topics in sequence it is good style to be consistent in your choice of words. If you use firstly, secondly and so on, lastly fits better than last. On the other hand, if you introduce your first point with first, last at the end is perfectly acceptable.


Very Nice post! Keep up the good work.
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Re: Last, Lastly – English editing.
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013, 01:40:05 AM »
Fortunately English isn’t one of the harder languages to master. 

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Re: Last, Lastly – English editing.
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2015, 06:33:47 PM »
Framing of sentence is very much important ,it depends on what we put first,second and so on..Use of words in different locations conveys different meaning.
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A very helpful answer which is cleared the sense throughly.