Friday, May 9, 2008

The former and the latter

In English, we can use 'the former' to refer to an the first thing or person we have mentioned and' the latter' to refer to the second one stated earlier.

The following are some examples of how to use these two.

Azmi likes to play badminton. His brother takes a liking to volleyball. The former is actually my friend and the latter my brother’s.

Monitors consist of two types, the CRT and LCD. The former emits more radiation than the latter.

Susan went with his mother to market today. The former seldom goes there but the latter frequents the place almost every day.

1 comment:

Nita said...

Hi, bloghopping here. Hope everything is okay. Take care!