Which is it?

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Which is it?

Post by oursilverstrands » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:54 pm

Second hand or Secondhand?


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Re: Which is it?

Post by glorybee » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:00 pm

Well, it could be either.

If you're talking about part of a clock, it's second hand.

If you're talking about a hand-me-down, it's secondhand.
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Re: Which is it?

Post by oursilverstrands » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:11 pm

Thanks, Jan.

I was talking about receiving news "secondhand." Would that fit the second definition?

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Re: Which is it?

Post by glorybee » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:39 pm

lish1936 wrote:Thanks, Jan.

I was talking about receiving news "secondhand." Would that fit the second definition?

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Re: Which is it?

Post by oursilverstrands » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:49 am

Duh! After I posted the second time, I realized it couldn't be linked to the first answer. Thanks for answering the obvious, Jan. :oops:

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