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Next but one..

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Next but one..

Postby sethmurphy » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:48 pm

If I say to my friends looking together at one of my old pictures,
"Let's see, this is me. Next but one from the right",
Am I at the second place or the third place from the right?

1) O O O O O O ME O

2) O O O O O O ME O O

Sorry for such a primitive picture. ;)
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Re: Next but one..

Postby hermit » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:35 pm

Next from the right = the one NEXT to the first one; so, second...

If you say next BUT one from the right (clumsy English, but understandable) you are third in line - hope that helps...
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