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    Question For one thing...

    I didn't believe him. For one thing, his smile while he was talking was not that honest; for another, he'd always been a skillful lier.

    Is it a correct passage? This "for one thing, (...); for another" stands for something like "first, (...); and second, (...)", am I right? If so, is it informal or may be used in formal writing?

    Thanks,
    Nyggus

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    #2

    Re: For one thing...

    I wouldn't use it formally, but it's fine colloquially.


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    #3

    Re: For one thing...

    nb liar

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