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27 Mar 2011 —  The latter

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There are stars and there are legends. What made Elizabeth Taylor the latter?
There are stars and there are legends. What made Elizabeth Taylor the latter?

 

 

 

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There are stars and there are legends. What made Elizabeth Taylor the former?

 

 

 

 

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There are stars and there are legends. What made Elizabeth Taylor the latter?

 

 

 

 

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There are stars and there are legends. What made Elizabeth Taylor a legend?

 
 

 

 

 

 

stars – In performing arts, a person who has had a successful career and who is well-known.

legend – In performing arts, a person whose achievements in the arts has been great and has reached beyond performing arts.

former  Just keep in mind that former and latter are basically conveniences for the writer. They are potential nuisances for the reader unless handled with care, and you have no right to demand more from your reader than your subject is worth. Repetition of the word or phrase that former of latter might replace is in many cases a good alternative. — Merriam-Webster (460)

latter. 2 Like the former, it should be placed close to the word or idea to which it refers so as not to mystify the reader. " — Fowler (444)

Fowler's Modern English Usage. Ed. R. W. Burchfield. Rev. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Print.
 Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1994. Print.       

 

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