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    What's the difference between ' I am the first on the list' and ' I am first on the list' ?
    Is the latter option right? Could we use the article before ' first' ?
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    They look the same to me.

    You could omit the article before first.

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    Thank you for replying . One last thing : why can't I use the article after 'in first place, in second place' etc. ? For instance :

    ' In first place was Tom.' (talking about a competition)

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    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Thank you for replying . One last thing : why can't I use the article after 'in first place, in second place' etc. ? For instance :

    ' In first place was Tom.' (talking about a competition)
    You can if you want. Native speakers tend not to.

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    Is this some kind of exception?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Is this some kind of exception?
    No, it's English.

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