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    #1

    Can "lastly" be used here?

    First he ran down stairs, then - along the passage and finally (lastly?) to the back of the stage where there was Jane's dressing-room.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Can "lastly" be used here?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    First he ran down stairs, then - along the passage and finally (lastly?) to the back of the stage where there was Jane's dressing-room.
    Yes, "lastly" will work. I would revise your sentence a bit.

    First, he ran down stairs, then along the passage, and finally/lastly to the back of the stage where Jane's dressing-room was.

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    #3

    Re: Can "lastly" be used here?

    I prefer "finally" here.

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    #4

    Re: Can "lastly" be used here?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I prefer "finally" here.
    I do too.

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    #5

    Re: Can "lastly" be used here?

    You should write 'downstairs' or 'down the stairs'.

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