Between "Former" and "Latter", I usually go with the latter.
Admit it. You're out there. You don't remember what "former" or "latter" refers to in a sentence. Guess what? It's OK.
I was there, too, long after graduating. Then I got introduced to this English hack: "F" comes before "L", so the first noun is the"F"ormer and the second is the "L"atter.
Quiz Time! In the following sentence, which is the former and the latter from the 2 presented choices?
"If you could choose to come in First or Last, would you choose the Former or the Latter?"
And the answers:
"First" is the former. "Last" is the latter.
This article was first published by our head "Sherpa", Rob, on LinkedIn Pulse as part of the "Worlds First 5-Second Blog" series.
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