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    notletrest is offline Senior Member
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    1.I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night.
    2.This is the last place where I expected to meet you.
    3.I expect this is te last place to meet you.
    4.I would be the last person in the world to deny it.
    5.I would be the last perso to do it.
    6.H.Poutsma' grammar is the last word in grammars.
    Are the six last's equal in meaning?Why?

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    Re: last

    They are all pretty close. Number 6 is the most different, but it still means basically "after everybody else".

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    Re: last

    The use of last in sentence six is a bit different. I think I would refer to this particular usage as bridging on idiomatic. In other words, someone's word being the last word means that one need go no further in search of other words. The last word is final. One need not look further for answers.

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