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    Default "a/an" instead of "the" before first/second/third,etc?

    In what situation do we use "a/an" instead of "the" before first/second/third,etc?Could you please give me some examples?Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: "a/an" instead of "the" before first/second/third,etc?

    'A first' can be used as a pharse on its own:

    'I've never done that before.'
    'Yes, it was a first for me too.'

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