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Post time 2005-6-28 10:44:45 |Display all floors

consecutively???

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Post time 2005-6-28 18:17:23 |Display all floors

先后

I believe "successively' is good.

Successively has the following meanings: progressively, sequentially, serially.

The project was successively approved by XXX, YYY and ZZZ.

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Post time 2005-6-29 01:46:35 |Display all floors

先后 vs. 顺次

先后 is more relaxed than 顺次.  my feeling is that it is less about a specification of the time order than it is about the confirmations that are separate and happen at different times. the time order is actually indicated by the order of appearance in the sequence city, province, and state .

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Post time 2005-6-29 07:43:34 |Display all floors

先后 vs. 顺序

Thank you,nelyda for your explanation. Oftentimes,I am stumped by the subtlety  and hard to grasp connotaion of the Chinese words.

I believe "successively" still fits the bill, as its meanings include separately, severally, singly where the specific order of time is not critical.

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