The word "first" is an ordinal number used when ranking things or people. If something is first, it’s at the top of a list followed by others.
- Pamela is first in line. She’s first.
- Manuel is first in his class. (He’s the best student according to his grades.)
- Students are giving speeches in class today. Who’s first?
- Who wants to go first?
- Do you want to be first?
- When driving a car with a manual transmission, the lowest gear is the first gear. Shift from first gear to second gear.
- This is the first time Diane has ever eaten Indian food. She’s never had it before.
- Mohamed has never been to a baseball game before. This is his first time.
- Richard always has to be first in anything he does.
- He likes to be first.
- He likes being first.
- First things first. (We have to take care of the most important responsibilities before everything else.)
- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the freedom of speech, assembly, religion, and the press.
- First responders to an emergency help those who have been hurt.
- It’s a good idea to have a first-aid kit handy in case someone gets hurt.
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May 8, 2018