shophouse/last time

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Are the following words acceptable in standard English ?

1. Shophouse ( e.g. a row of houses/buildings that contain sundry shops , mini-market , " five & dime " , convenience store,etc )

2. Last time (e.g. Last time I was a rich girl )

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I found shophouse in only one online dictionary. Curiously, the word is from Malaysia. A shophouse is a shop with the shopkeeper's living quarters above it.

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http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=561539412

As for last time, that is two words. Example:

  • He wasn't there the last time I went there.
    That worked the last time I tried it.
    The last time I used that toaster it burned the toast.
    That's the last time I'll do that.

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2. Last time (e.g. Last time I was a rich girl )

For what it's worth, I think it should be: Before, I was a rich girl.


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I'd be tempted to use 'I used to be a rich girl'. ;-)
 
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