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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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