What is the difference between *'last'*and 'for the last time'?

I don't remember when I went to the cinema ...?

A) last
B) for the last time
C) last time
D) at last

  • I think it should be - I don't remember when I last went to the cinema. – Veronica Diamond Jun 6 '14 at 11:58
  • At last is used when something happens finally after a long wait:

    At last, we have gotten something to eat.

  • For the last time means that you will not do this thing again after this time:

    For the last time, I am telling you to behave yourself.

  • Last time is used when you refer to some particular time in the past:

    The last time this happened, Mark had to pay the price for this mistake.

  • Last can be used in a variety of ways, see Oxford Dictionaries.

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    I'd probably add that for the last time indicates the intention not to do something again after this time - a parent who tells their child to behave themselves is very likely to do so again! – jimsug Jun 6 '14 at 14:42

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