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    smth. is second to = smth. conceds the first rank to

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The amount of timber resources of the USA is second only to the Soviet Union.

    smth. is second to = smth. concedes the first rank to

    Thank you for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 15-Feb-2009 at 15:18.

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