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Making Sense of Grammar
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first和firstly在写作中等价吗,有区别吗
asked Mar 19, 2019 in Questions about English Grammar by 118060100107lsy (170 points)
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“first” is more widely used than “firstly”. “first” can be used as a noun, adjective and adverb, and sometimes it can replace “firstly”. “firstly” can only be used as an adverb in case of listing facts or reasons.

    It was the first time they had ever met.

    It makes you look firstly at how you're treated and secondly how you treat everybody else.

answered Oct 16, 2020 by Ariel (34,480 points)

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