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    seconds for a second helping

    I understand "seconds" means "a second helping." But why in the plural form?
    Another question is if "thirds" "fourths" etc. are also used to mean "a third helping" "a fourth helping" etc.

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    Re: seconds for a second helping

    Quote Originally Posted by Fujibei View Post
    I understand "seconds" means "a second helping." But why in the plural form? That's just the way it is. Note that this is normally used only in informal speech
    Another question is if "thirds" "fourths" etc. are also used to mean "a third helping" "a fourth helping" etc. No
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