Former and Latter
Do you know how to use former and latter?These two words are a formal way of expressing 'the first and the last'.
Consider this sentence:
I was offered two kinds of meals, chicken and vegetarian. I chose the latter.
Which one did I choose? Well, if I chose the latter, then this means I chose the last one mentioned - the vegetarian option.
How about this sentence:
He suggested we go to the movies or bowling and I chose the former.
Which one did he choose? In this case, the first (former) one mentioned was movies.
Now, let's consider 'former and latter' in the context of describing a table.
Consider the table below. Can you write a sentence using former and latter? Please post your answers below for the benefit of other students.