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    Default one/two

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    I'd like to know the meaning of "one" and "two" in (1).

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: one/two

    It's like using 'first/firstly and second/secondly', without sequencing them. It helps to emphasise that there are two reasons, but doesn't necessarily make the first more important.

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    Trolling removed
    Last edited by shane; 23-Jan-2005 at 13:04. Reason: Blatant trolling

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