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Words and expressions when listing things

secondly

adverb

used for introducing the second in a series of two or more things

firstly

adverb

used for beginning a list of events that happened, or for saying what will happen first

lastly

adverb

used when you want to make one more statement, ask one more question, or mention one more thing in a list before you finish

thirdly

adverb

used for introducing the third idea in a list

et cetera

the full form of etc

etc

abbreviation

used after a list of things to mean ‘and others of the same type’, when you do not want to mention everything

second

adverb

secondly

whatnot

noun

other similar things

inter alia

adverb

used for saying that there are other things apart from those that are mentioned. The usual way of saying this is ‘among other things’.

and the like

used for including other similar people or things in what you are saying

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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