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  1. Yourjones
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    Hello,

    If 10 athlets ran a sprint, Tim and Tom were respectively the eighth and ninth, then how can I describe their places apart from this? Can I say they were the second and third from the last? Thanks.

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    Re: ranking description

    Quote Originally Posted by Yourjones View Post
    Hello,

    If ten athletes ran a sprint, and Tim and Tom were, respectively, the eighth and ninth, then how can I describe their places, apart from that? Can I say they were the second and third from the last? Thanks.
    I'd say they were, respectively, third and second from last.

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    Re: ranking description

    I am not a teacher.

    I would say they were, respectively, third and second to last.

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    Re: ranking description

    I think 'the last but two' and 'the last but one' are also possible.

    Not a teacher.

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