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    #1

    Latter.

    What is the meaning of the word "latter"? I read its meaning but I didn't get it. Could you please explain its meaning?

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    Re: Latter.

    When you list two items, the latter of them is the most-recently mentioned one.

    For example: I received two Amazon orders yesterday, a phone faceplate and a two-port Quickport bracket. I probably won't end up using the latter. You can replace "the latter" with a two-port Quickport bracket.

    You didn't ask about this, but you can refer to the other item as the former. I installed the former right away. Unfortunately, I messed up the installation.
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