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  1. B45
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    Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    Have you taken the Moscow subway rail? I say:

    Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that(last visit).

    How do you express the visit before your previous visit?

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    Re: Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    The last but one visit, or The last visit but one.

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    Re: Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The last but one visit, or The last visit but one.
    I have never heard that in my whole life! And I read a lot of English books and watch a lot of English shows. We sure do learn something new everyday!

    Is that the only way of saying it or are there other ways?

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    Re: Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    "The visit before last."

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    Re: Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    I have never heard that in my whole life! And I read a lot of English books and watch a lot of English shows. We sure do learn something new everyday!

    Is that the only way of saying it or are there other ways?
    I am not a teacher.

    Have you ever read or heard 'penultimate'?

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    Re: Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    Have you ever read or heard 'penultimate'?
    No, I have not. What's it about?

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    Re: Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    No, I have not. What's it about?
    Look it up in a dictionary.

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    Re: Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Look it up in a dictionary.
    Thought it was a book.

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    Re: Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    "Penultimate" is a good word, but I don't think a lot of native speakers know it. "The visit before last" would work.

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    Re: Yeah, I did, not the last time I went back, but the time before that.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "The visit before last" would work.
    Yes, it would but bhai already suggested that. It's just that the question was, "Is that the only way of saying it or are there other ways?" and the answer is yes, there are other ways, such as, "Yeah I did, on my penultimate visit."

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