How to use the words Former and Latter…

English Vocabulary 2 April 2010 | 0 Comments

The word former specifies the 1st of two items which were spoken/written.

I made a pie and a cake today. I prefer the former. (This means that I prefer the first one – the pie.)

The word latter specifies the 2nd of two items which were spoken/written.

Some people like to travel by car or by plane. I prefer the latter. (This means that I prefer the second one – travelling by plane.)

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