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Hi

Which of these do you use more often in a conversation:

First/ly I ......

Second/ly I ...........

Third/ly I ............

Fourth/ly I..................

Fifth/ly I ...............

and so on......

Maybe it's just better to say: First I ......, and then ......., and then ........ (instead of using secondly or tenthly?)

Thanks
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The -ly adverbs are considered formal and appear in essays, journals, etc. I find them distasteful and eschew them in any register.
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Thank you.