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    #1

    last or lastest ?

    which one is correct?

    We will keep you last or lastest status.
    Last edited by Zoe2008; 02-Oct-2008 at 14:27.


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    Re: last or lastest ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    which one is correct?

    We will keep you last or lastest status.
    We will keep you informed of the latest status of the schedule.

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    #3

    Re: last or lastest ?

    if I change the sentence as below, then which one I should use?

    Mandy will confirm with you the last status or latest status

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    Re: last or lastest ?

    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.)

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    Last edited by BobK; 02-Oct-2008 at 12:34. Reason: Added example

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