What will be a natural way to increase the length of "last one to. "?

Two people are racing to the camping site in their cars. So one of them says:

Last one to the camping site has to do the cooking.

Can it be:

The person who gets there last has to do the cooking.

Is it correct to use it this way?


Correct in grammar perhaps, but the idiom is "Last one to the ...", and your alternative sounds very stilted, nobody would actually use it. There are lots of ways you can challenge a person to a race.

If I beat you to the campsite you'll have to do the cooking. Okay?

Note, racing in cars on the public road is illegal.

  • @TypelA are you likely to use "Whoever get there last has to do the cooking". – It's about English Jun 25 '19 at 11:53
  • I would say "last one [there] has to cook." As this answer states, it is a perfectly natural and idiomatic expression. No need to change it. As for what the winner says, a simple "You're it!" would do nicely. – TypeIA Jun 25 '19 at 11:58
  • But will this change still sound okay... (Though there's no need to change it?.. I just want to know) @TypelA. (Whoever get there last will have to cook) – It's about English Jun 25 '19 at 12:16
  • And what about: "I got here first"..... " You got here last". And "I was the first one to get here"..... " You were the last one to get here" @TypelA – It's about English Jun 25 '19 at 12:16
  • What do you think @TypelA? – It's about English Jun 25 '19 at 12:48

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