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    Firstly...lastly

    I've seen examples when firstly or lastly used while secondly, thirdly...weren't spelled out as writers give out their multiple points.
    So can I use secondly(in front of my second point, of course), thirdly or fourthly... without the word firstly in front of my first point? For example:
    Reasons they let John go:
    He was one of those in the highest tax bracket ......
    secondly, he was closely associated with ex-VP....
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    Last edited by MadHorse; 20-Dec-2005 at 03:48.

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    Re: Firstly...lastly

    There's no need to start with 'firstly'. If the sequence is clear, then it's OK to me.

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