For the very first time / For the first time When I'd like to emphasize "For the first time", is "For the very first time" used in this situation? Or are they just used interchangeably with the same meaning?
Feb 25, 2017 3:36 PM
Answers · 5
Hi Eunbin Yes adding 'very' adds emphasis. If you are speaking you would also place more emphasis on this word in the sentence. Kind regards Chris
February 25, 2017
Very is used to emphasize something..something significant, important or notable about that first time.
February 25, 2017
I agree with the previous comments. If it is something special, then you would say it was your "very first time." My first time eating a hotdog was not a big deal. Getting my college degree for the very first time, was important.
May 25, 2017
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