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....
Last edited by MadHorse; 20-Dec-2005 at 04:48.
There's no need to start with 'firstly'. If the sequence is clear, then it's OK to me.