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Like how you can say:
'I said it first' to mean that you said something first.

Can you also say:
'I said it second' to mean that you said something second? and would it sound natural?

I apologise in advance if this question sounds ridiculous.

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Dictionaries do offer definitions of second as an adverb, but the meaning is usually different than the one you're looking for, for instance:

1 : in the second place : secondly
//These two kinds of image … have a powerful appeal for us, first, because we are all … inevitably concerned about our fate, and second, because our concern is itself twofold…

2 : before all others with one exception
//the nation's second largest city
//They are my second favorite band.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second

or

  1. in the second place, rank, group, etc.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/second

(as in, "she finished second")

That said, sentences like "I said it second" are very common. The fact that I can't find this meaning in any dictionary seems to confirm my suspicion that this is an informal use of second.

In other words, it's natural, but I probably wouldn't use it when writing a paper.

  • Yeah, I couldn't find a definiton for this usage either. Thank you! – FrostC0 Jan 9 at 23:35

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