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    #1

    Smile in the second......of last year

    Hi,

    Which one is correct and why?

    in the second half of last year

    in the second latter of last year

    And what would be the antonym of our solution?

    Thank you in advance,

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    Re: in the second......of last year

    In the second half- you could say in the latter half, but not second latter.

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    #3

    Re: in the second......of last year

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Hi,

    Which one is correct and why?

    in the second half of last year

    in the second latter of last year

    And what would be the antonym of our solution?

    Thank you in advance,

    m
    The first is correct. A year only has two halves, the first and the second.
    The first half of the year would be, in some regards, opposite to the second half of the year.

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    Re: in the second......of last year

    There is an execise called "Language traps" in a Cambridge book. There are a list of incorrect sentences that have to be corrected.

    In this book appears the following sentence:

    "They moved house in the second half of last year"

    In the last pages of the book there are the keys, and here says that insead of half we must use latter. I do not undesrtand why. I am still puzzled.

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    Re: in the second......of last year

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    There is an execise called "Language traps" in a Cambridge book. There are a list of incorrect sentences that have to be corrected.
    In this book appears the following sentence:
    "They moved house in the second half of last year"
    In the last pages of the book there are the keys, and here says that insead of half we must use latter. I do not undesrtand why. I am still puzzled.
    If the book says that, it's wrong. As Tdol said, 'latter' is acceptable to replace 'second' (in BE only, I guess - judging from Mike's post); but it, like second is an adjective: second latter is meaningless.

    b

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