Later/Latter

M. P. Moore

Read the statements below carefully and choose the correct word. Remember the differences between the words.

Later means "at an advanced point of time" (adv.)

Latter means "more recent" (adj.)


  1. Given a choice between good health and comfort or wealth and misery, I choose the former over the (later/latter).
  2. Links to reference material:
    Do you want to learn more about these words?

    Your answer:


  3. The (later/latter) you wait to apply for financial aid, the worse your chances will be of receiving it.
  4. Your answer:


  5. The results of the election were reported (later/latter) than everybody expected they would be.
  6. Your answer:


  7. The lot of townswomen eyed me with suspicion; it was as if I had transmogrified into a (later-day/latter-day) Hester Prynne.
  8. Your answer:


  9. During the (later/latter) part of the play, just after every member of the cast disrobed, the audience was nearly paralyzed with shock.
  10. Your answer:



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