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    "the first time" or "for the first time"

    Hi pals/guys,

    It's such a great place to learn English and I can't help asking english questions confused me. This time, I am perplexed by this one:

    1. I went to the UK for the first time around 20 years ago.

    2. I went to the UK the first time around 20 years ago.

    which one is correct? And what is the difference between the two in usuage?


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    Exclamation Re: "the first time" or "for the first time"

    Quote Originally Posted by filmmaker View Post
    Hi pals/guys,

    It's such a great place to learn English and I can't help asking english questions confused me. This time, I am perplexed by this one:

    1. I went to the UK for the first time around 20 years ago, and visited the country several times after that. Ok

    2. I went to the UK the first time around 20 years ago, and have never gone again. (That is the first and the last)

    which one is correct? And what is the difference between the two in usuage?

    For confirmation about the meaning of the second setense, please wait for confirmation by a native teacher.
    SKP

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