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    • Join Date: Mar 2009
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    #1

    2 questions, thank you

    I am happy to be here. This is my first post
    Now I have 2 questions about English:

    1: Do we say "for the first time" or "the first time"?
    eg: Last week I went to Italy for the first time.
    Last wee I went to Italy the first time.

    eg: For the first time in my life, I was moved to tears by a soap opera.
    The first time in my life, I was moved to tears by a soap opera.


    2: I am a big fan of counter-strike. But I do not know how to describe such a player who has a good command of the game by "constantly thinking of what next the enemies will do" and "taking corresponding actions to fight agaist them". In my native language, the jargon could be literally translated as "He/she has a good awareness." Is it correct to say so?
    Also, in counter-strike players need to practise "bunny jump", "strafe jump" and suchlike skills. I would like to know what is the generic term for such skills? In my native language, it is literally translated as "manner of your walk/steps". Correct?

    Thank you for your attention and reply.~~


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 5,409
    #2

    Re: 2 questions, thank you

    For the first time in my life, I was moved to tears by a soap opera.

    and
    The first time in my life (that) I was moved to tears by a soap opera, I was so embarrassed at crying in front of my girlfriend I had to pretend I had got something in my eye.

    Maybe someone else can help with (2) -= that's out of my 'awareness'!!

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