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    Default (Ver 2) First, firstly, initially, start, beginning

    First, firstly, initially, start, beginning
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    I would like to know if I am correct in understanding the following:
    [I have done the comparison and enclose further questions inside, please feel free to download a document at http://hk.geocities.com/wai_wai_sir/...pare_first.doc]


    What are the differences among the following:

    At first
    At long first
    First(adv)
    First of all
    First and foremost
    In the first place

    Firstly
    Initially
    Originally

    To start with
    In the start
    At the start

    To begin with
    In the beginning
    At the beginning

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    Where did you get 'at long first' from? It's new to me.

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