Student or Learner
which one is correct?
We will keep you last or lastest status.
Last edited by Zoe2008; 02-Oct-2008 at 14:27.
if I change the sentence as below, then which one I should use?
Mandy will confirm with you the last status or latest status
The second; and the vowel is /eɪ/, as in 'late'.
[If you had a statistical report, with a column entitled 'Status at' (containing a series of entries, applying to different dates), it would be conceivable that in some contexts you might say 'last' - but very rarely. You'd be referring to the 'last status [date in the column]', rather than the 'latest status [at a particular time]': 'I don't understand these entries. Why was their last status given as 'green', when everyone working on the project must have known that there was going to be a 3-month slip.' But this is exceptional; in nearly all cases (and always, in an exam ), stick to 'latest'.]
By the way, thanks for the question . It's made me think about why students say 'lastest' (which they often do.)
Last edited by BobK; 02-Oct-2008 at 12:34. Reason: Added example