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    #1

    Cool the one before the last

    Hello!

    Is the idiom "the one before the last", correct?

    Thank you
    W

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    Re: the one before the last

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Is the idiom "the one before the last", correct?

    Thank you
    W
    "The one before last", no article before "last".

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    #3

    Re: the one before the last

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "The one before last", no article before "last".

    Hi bhaisahab,

    Is "penultimate" also in use or is it only a not-so-good translation of mine from Spanish (and ultimately from Latin)?

    Thanks a lot,

    Charliedeut

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    #4

    Re: the one before the last

    Penultimate is fine, but somewhat formal.

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    #5

    Re: the one before the last

    "Penultimate" is an English word, but its meaning may not be commonly understood. "Next to last" would be the idiom I am familiar with.

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