Last = 2 meanings = I will do no bargain anymore Â OR the newer Am I right? I meant second, Â of course.
E: Â You are right in that: las does equal "never again" or "no more" as you (sort of) put it. Because I became deathly ill, this is the last time I shall smoke gitanes. last = "most recent" or "newer" as you put it. As in, the last time I was at the cafe, admiring the very beautiful French woman in a beret, I smoked gitanes until I became ill. But AlanC's usage is the correct one. Â There are probably others we could come up with too. I admire your ability to bargain. Â You are Voltaire's heir in matters sartorial. Â What do you think of the Camus look? What French philosopher do you think was or is the best dressed? PS. Â Or you could say my "last bargain was a . . . " or "latest" with plural bargains. (At least I think you can use "last" with sing. -- I'd have to look it up).