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    Angry Last but not least

    Dear sir, Which is correct, "Last but not least" or "Last but not the least". i have heard/read both versions.

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    Re: Last but not least

    The first is correct. In my 66 years as a native English speaker, I have never heard the second. But I'll grant that in the Indian dialect of English you might hear the second.

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    Re: Last but not least

    Thanks, Sir. You are right; I've heard the second in the Indian context only.

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    Re: Last but not least

    Not everyone who answers here is a "sir." Please don't start your threads that way.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Last but not least

    Does my avatar give my gender away?

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    Re: Last but not least

    The irony of a troll doll as an avatar in this particular forum is not lost, but since those dolls are not anatomically correct (to my knowledge)... no.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Last but not least

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The first is correct. In my 66 years as a native English speaker, I have never heard the second. But I'll grant that in the Indian dialect of English you might hear the second.
    I haven't come across the second in BrE.

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    Re: Last but not least

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I haven't come across the second in BrE.
    Nor have I.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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