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1 2 3 4 5 6 If we call 1 the first one,6 the last one,then how do we call 5? Thanks~
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The penultimate? The second before last?
Or simply "the before last figure" ?
Or maybe you could say "the last but one figure" ?
The problem with the latter is that it gets weird saying "the last but one one" whereas "the second before last one" or the "before last one" would probably work...
Waïti.
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I usually say "second to last"
VorparI usually say "second to last"
Me, too.
I usually say 'next to last'

From Cambridge:
next to last adjective
describes the person or thing before the last one:
I was next to last in the steeplechase.
He injured himself on the next-to-last day of his vacation.
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Me, too, again...

and even-- 'the second last'.
Thx all!~^^
I would say "the next to last." "The second last" makes no sense to me, and if I heard "second to the last" I would probably think it meant the one before the "next to last."
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