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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106900: Last and The last
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Adjectives | Speaking | Frequent mistakes [Change theme]
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    Last and The last


                                                                    

     



    LAST is used before the days of the week  and before the words: week, month, term , semester, year...

    ex : Joe came to see us last Sunday. 

    1) (The) Last is placed bfore numbers: (Be careful of the word order !)

    ex: The last three exercises are difficult, but you can do them! 

     

    2) (The) latest  and not  the last is used when it means the most recent

    ex : Have you seen Disney's latest film ? 

     

    3) Last ou the last : * last month = the month before, the preceding month- and *  the last month = the month ending a list or an enumeration  have very different meanings.

    ex : Last month, I went to Turkey for a long hike. 

    ex : I'll spend the last month of the year in the sun. = (December) 

     

                                                                                                                                                    



    4) A few expressions :

    - Last, but not least = Finally, but not less important ...

    - At last = Finally, eventually.

    - It's the last straw (that breaks the camel's back!) = That crowns it all ... Enough is enough ! I can't take more !

    Now, you're ready to do the test without making the smallest mistake ! Will you do it ? I hope so !





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    Good bye, Tom !
    1) night, I had a memorable time with my friends.
    2) We wanted to go and see but were discouraged by the endless line.
    3) When we chose to go to a Japanese restaurant. It was worse ! , freezing in the line, would wait for more than an hour to get a seat.
    4), after more disappointing attempts, we chose to order food and a video from the-round-the-corner take aways and go home.
    5) We didn't choose or series, but of 'Friends'!
    6) Drinking our sodas, we watched it non-stop from the beginning of the Season to .
    7) Of course, we were starving, Yet didn' t have from the new Japanese restaurant, but chose good old pizzas.
    8) , we had a fantastic for Tom, who's leaving for a year in Australia tomorrow.
    9) These of laughters will remain in our minds till next year!
    Have fun, Tom !







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