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Misc. grammar issues

Later / latter

Use later when referring to time. Use latter when referring to the second of two persons or things mentioned previously.


  • Though Amy said that she would join me later, I never saw her again.
  • “There are two kinds of worries: those you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend any time on the latter.” (Duke Ellington)


  • “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the [???].” (Thomas Jefferson)
  • Merdine told Gus a joke, and two minutes [???] he began laughing.

By Richard Nordquist,

english/grammar_issues.txt · Last modified: 2009/05/25 16:02 by bajeluk