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    First time or first times

    We start a sentence with "First time" or "first times". Which is correct?

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    Re: First time or first times

    Quote Originally Posted by dennietrieu View Post
    We start a sentence with "First time" or "first times". Which is correct?
    There can only ever be one "first time" that something happens, or that you do something, so it's "time". After you've done it once, it's the "second time" etc.

    You wouldn't start a sentence with "First time" though. You might start it with "The first time ..."

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    Re: First time or first times

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There can only ever be one "first time" that something happens, or that you do something, so it's "time".
    What about;

    First times are always hard.

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    Re: First time or first times

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    What about;

    First times are always hard.
    I would say "The first time is always hard [when doing anything]".

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