Por Nick Potter
In this series we look at real-life examples of the most common mistakes in English by native Spanish lawyers. These and lots more invaluable tips are available in a new e-book/paperback, here: 50 English Tips for Spanish Professionals.
Last, latest or recent?
|A||In the recent years the bank has paid dividends to shareholders|
|B||Many criminals were pardoned in the last years of his presidency|
|C||The biggest deals of the last years|
|D||The perception of Spain seems to have improved in the last weeks|
|E||Details have been published in the last Circular from the Bank of Spain|
Before you read the answer, remember:
in English “the last years” means the final years of something. Not the recent past.
|B||Many criminals were pardoned in the last years of his presidency [CORRECT]|
|C||The biggest deals of|
|D||The perception of Spain seems to have improved in |
Why is E wrong?
|E||Details have been published in the |