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    Later vs Latter

    Hello,
    Between later and latter, which one is more common and grammatical in American English?

    Via a google search, it seems that later is more common.

    Thanks for your help and replies.
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    Re: Later vs Latter

    They are two words with two different meanings.

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    Re: Later vs Latter

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hello,
    Between later and latter, which one is more common and grammatical in American English?

    Via a google search, it seems that later is more common.

    Thanks for your help and replies.
    H
    My understanding is that later (meaning latter) is a spelling error.

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    Re: Later vs Latter

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    They are two words with two different meanings.
    I meant the opposite word of "former".


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    Re: Later vs Latter

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    I meant the opposite word of "former".
    It is latter.

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    Re: Later vs Latter

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    It is latter.
    So what does "later" mean?

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    Re: Later vs Latter

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    So what does "later" mean?

    LATER vs. LATTER
    · “Later” usually refers to a future time frame. EX: I will do my homework later.
    · However, “latter” means “latest or last” or “the second of two mentioned persons or things.” EX: She offered me tea or coffee, and I chose the latter (meaning that I chose coffee).

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    Re: Later vs Latter

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    So what does "later" mean?
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    Re: Later vs Latter

    Later means afterwards or subsequent, whereas "latter" means the second of two alternatives.

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