second of all vs second : Common Errors in English

About second of all vs second

“First of all” makes sense when you want to emphasize the primacy of the first item in a series, but it should not be followed by “second of all,” where the expression serves no such function. And “secondly” is an adverbial form that makes no sense at all in enumeration (neither does “firstly”). As you go through your list, say simply “second,” “third,” “fourth,” etc.

second Meaning(s)

  • (n) 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • (n) an indefinitely short time
  • (n) the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield
  • (n) a particular point in time
  • (n) following the first in an ordering or series
  • (n) a 60th part of a minute of arc
  • (n) the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match
  • (n) a speech seconding a motion
  • (n) the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
  • (n) merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
  • (v) give support or one's approval to
  • (v) transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment
  • (s) coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude
  • (a) a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first
  • (r) in the second place

second of all in News

  • Hell Yes The Goodwood Hillclimb Is In Gran Turismo 6

    First of all, GT6 is looking gorgeous . Second of all, holy crap they've got the Goodwood Hillclimb. The little clip that Polyphony put out does not show the full potential of the track (intentionally crashing face first into the foreboding stone wall), but hey, it's a BMW Z4 GT3 flying through one of the prettiest competition courses in the world. What's not to like?
    on July 12, 2013 Source: Jalopnik

second in News

  1. Second suspect in Troutman bank robbery arrested

    The second person wanted in connection with the robbery of a Troutman bank last month was arrested Thursday in Charlotte.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Mooresville Tribune

  2. Second IRS closing day coming tomorrow

    Most services will be unavailable as tax agency carries out second sequestration-caused furlough day.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Washington Post

  3. Second Suspect Sought In Shooting Arrested

    A second suspect wanted in an Omaha shooting was arrested Wednesday afternoon.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WOWT Omaha

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