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    very first tv appearance on?

    Hi everybody. As you probably remember I have already written a similar post, receiving your answers.
    My question is: is it fine to say " his very first tv appearance was on "Dancing on the moon".

    My main doubts are:
    1. is it ok to say his very first?
    2. is it ok to say "his appearance on"?

    Thanks a lot and, since it's friday night have a nice weekend

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    Re: very first tv appearance on?

    "Very first" is redundant, and generally shouldn't be used, but it can have its place.

    For example: Most people think his first TV appearance was on Dinah Shore, and in fact that was his first national appearance, but in fact, his very first TV appearance was on the locally syndiated "Good Morning Des Moines."


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    Re: very first tv appearance on?

    Barb_D, ''very first'' sounds pretty good to me (although it depends from a previous sentence, but nevertheless it can stand alone(it is not odd)).

    minnie2007, have a nice weekend too, all the best!


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    Re: very first tv appearance on?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    Hi everybody. As you probably remember I have already written a similar post, receiving your answers.
    My question is: is it fine to say " his very first tv appearance was on "Dancing on the moon".

    My main doubts are:
    1. is it ok to say his very first?
    2. is it ok to say "his appearance on"?

    Thanks a lot and, since it's friday night have a nice weekend
    1) It is ok to say 'very first' if you want to emphasise that this is literally his first appearance, rather than than the forst one that mattered, or his first significant role.

    2)This depends on what 'Dancing on the Moon' is! He can appear on a show as a guest, or in a film/TV series.


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    Re: very first tv appearance on?

    Thanks a lot. And what about if I want also to add the date? Is it fine to say: his very first tv appearance was on "Dancing on the moon on April 20th 1999".
    Is it fine to repeat on three times in a row (on Dancing on the moon; on April...)?


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    Re: very first tv appearance on?

    If you want to add a date, then :his very first tv appearance was on "Dancing on the Moon", broadcast/shown on April 20th 1999.


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    Thanks

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