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ladder, later, latter
ladder (LAD uhr) (noun)
A specifically designed piece of equipment used for climbing up or down; built with two long side pieces connected at intervals with short pieces upon which the user can step: Scott will need to use a long ladder to climb up to the roof to check for leaks.
later (LAYT uhr) (adverb)
Descriptive of taking place after an expected or usual time: The arrival of the train was later than Helena expected.
latter (LAT uhr) (pronoun)
Characterized as being the second of two items or concepts or the last of a list of items: Given a choice of buying a roast or ground beef, the latter makes more sense because it is less expensive.

Later in the afternoon, Gerald had to decide between a ladder, which seemed like a good idea at the time, and a step stool; however, he decided that the latter was not high enough to get the job done.