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  1. Anonymous

    shophouse/last time

    Are the following words acceptable in standard English ?

    1. Shophouse ( e.g. a row of houses/buildings that contain sundry shops , mini-market , " five & dime " , convenience store,etc )

    2. Last time (e.g. Last time I was a rich girl )



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    shophouse/last time

    I found shophouse in only one online dictionary. Curiously, the word is from Malaysia. A shophouse is a shop with the shopkeeper's living quarters above it.


    As for last time, that is two words. Example:

    • He wasn't there the last time I went there.
      That worked the last time I tried it.
      The last time I used that toaster it burned the toast.
      That's the last time I'll do that.


  3. Ryan

    Re: shophouse/last time

    2. Last time (e.g. Last time I was a rich girl )

    For what it's worth, I think it should be: Before, I was a rich girl.


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    I'd be tempted to use 'I used to be a rich girl'.

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