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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    They look like this:

    (from Wikipedia).

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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    But could you PLAY them? (Like I said, I had enough trouble with 16th notes as a bassoonist.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    It's not that difficult to play 64th notes at slow tempos .

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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've always wondered why it's not ante-antepenultimate. As "ante" means before" and so does "pre", why mix them?

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    I guess whoever thought of it was a fan of what Fowler calls 'elegant variation'.

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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    I can play hemidemisemiquavers on the flute, almost play them on the guitar, but I could never manage them on the piano!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    NOT A TEACHER (not a native speaker)

    Perhaps the meaning of, "I have not received the paycheck four times before the last one/i have not received the last last last last paycheck. ( Getting paid in bi-weekly basis)." could be rendered thus?

    "I have not received the paycheck the last time, nor on four consecutive occasions before that"

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    "I have not received four paychecks in a row (including the last one)"

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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    In the huge hit Flanders and Swan revue of the 1950's, At the Drop of a Hat, it was antepenultimate rather than prepenultimate.

    "Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud" sung by men in dinner suits (tuxedos) and ladies in long dresses. Amazing and delightful it was.

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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    NOT A TEACHER (not a native speaker)

    Perhaps the meaning of, "I have not received the paycheck four times before the last one/i have not received the last last last last paycheck. ( Getting paid in bi-weekly basis)." could be rendered thus?

    "I have not received the paycheck the last time, nor on four consecutive occasions before that"

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    "I have not received four paychecks in a row (including the last one)"
    No, it can't be. Firstly, your index sentence is ambiguous. If you're trying to say you didn't receive the fourth-last paycheck, you are referring to one cheque. If you didn't receive the fourth-last and all subsequent cheques, you're referring to four cheques.
    Your second sentence refers to five cheques, and your last one to four.
    So, first you have to work out either i) how many cheques you've missed, or ii) since what date you haven't been paid.
    Note also that "the one four times before the last one" is the fifth-last one, just as "the one [one time] before the last one" is the second-last one.

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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    Rather off-topic, but why is a whole note a semi-breve in English?

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    Re: How do I say last last last last time?

    In BE, a semibreve is half a breve (here's a breve). In AE they call a breve a double whole note.

    Go figure.

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