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    Other Meanings Of "First-time"?

    Hi, teachers:

    I wonder does first-time has more than one meaning?

    I know at least one of its meaning is "of the first time doing something", right?

    Does it also has the meaning of "very early" . Like:

    He reported the news first-time.
    In China, many people say that and I wonder if it comes from English. Thanks

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    Re: Other Meanings Of "First-time"?

    Quote Originally Posted by VividJailbird View Post
    In China, many people say that and I wonder if it comes from English. Thanks
    Really? I never heard this before. Let's see what natives say.

    It could mean, I am only guessing, he was the first to report it, so it was his exclusive. I wonder....

    Small mistake:
    I wonder: Does first-time have more than one meaning?
    Or:

    I wonder if ...has more than one meaning.<-indirect question


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    Re: Other Meanings Of "First-time"?

    Thanks, Heidita:)

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    Re: Other Meanings Of "First-time"?

    I've not heard that use. We have 'first hand' for reports that come directly from events or sources.

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