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    only to

    Would you please illuminate this usage of "only to"? What's the exact meaning of that?

    This university's programs are second only to those of Harward.

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    Re: only to

    It's not 'only to'. It's 'second to' reinforced by 'only' = 'second to nobody except ... '.

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    Re: only to

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Would you please illuminate this usage of "only to"? What's the exact meaning of that?

    This university's programs are second only to those of Harward.

    Thanks!
    It is "Harvard". Whichever university this statement refers to is behind Harvard but behind no other university.

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