What Comes Next: Sequencing
You've already learned a little bit about sequencing in Spanish. Remember the expressions
The ordinals primero and tercero lose their o when they are used in front of any singular masculine noun: en primer lugar (in the first place), el tercer árbol (the third tree). You saw this same change with bueno and buen: un chico bueno (a good boy) > un buen chico.
Check out these two examples, one using
(I'm going to clean the bedroom before scrubbing the kitchen.)
(After watering, do you want to sweep?)
And here are a few examples using ordinals:
First, the living room needs to be picked up, second, dusted.
In the first place, it's important to listen.
First, you're going to wash the clothes, then iron them, and next put them away.
You can get all the help you need and in the order that you want it done; just ask nicely!