There are a number of reason why this product is selected. First(ly), it is inexpensive...Second(ly), the design is good....Third(ly), it is from a reputable company...
In the above, First or Firstly, Second or Secondly, Third or Thirdly are correct?
Thank you. First is also adverb. Why does it have two types: first and firstly?
(Not a teacher)
I have the impression that "firstly," secondly," etc. are more frequent in British English and "first," "second," etc. are more often used in the American variety.
Last edited by Greg Forbes; 13-Nov-2008 at 19:08. Reason: poor spelling