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    Schiller was the first who used

    Hello,

    http://writershistory.com/index.php?...d=30&Itemid=43

    The term "realism," which was originally used by the thirteenth-century scholastics to describe a belief in the reality of ideas, in the 19th century became associated with a group of writers who claimed it as a slogan for the movement. Friedrich Schiller was the first who used it as a literary term.

    This is the first time which I have come across such a usage. I would like to ask if we can really say ''...the first who used...'' in such a context.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Schiller was the first who used

    Yes, it is correct. It means the first person who spoke it or said it.

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