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    cubisto is offline Junior Member
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    first I learned about it

    Can I say this?
    The first I learned about it, was when she told me.

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    Re: first I learned about it

    What about my next sentences as an alternative expression?
    The first I knew about it was three month ago.

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    Re: first I learned about it

    I would simply say 'I learned about it three months ago'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: first I learned about it

    Quote Originally Posted by cubisto View Post
    What about my next sentences as an alternative expression?
    It's not an alternative because this one is more specific regarding time.

    Quote Originally Posted by cubisto View Post
    The first I knew about it was three months ago.
    Yes, you can say that.

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    Re: first I learned about it

    British English speakers usually write learnt​, but 'learned' (pronounced 'learnt') is fine, too.

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