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  1. Senior Member
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    Hi there,
    What does the underlined phrase mean?

    The next but one sentence, the third word.


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    Re: next

    This is a bit complicated, isn't it?

    the last but one/the next but two etc especially British English
    the last or next thing or person except for one, two etc:

    Pauline and Derek live in the next house but one (=they live two houses away from us).

    This is the last episode but one (= one before the last) of this drama serial.

    Hope you understand.


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