First - At First
“First” and “at first” look similar but they are a little different. Keep reading to find out more.
First – At First
Use “first” to show the order of events.
– First, I woke up. then, I made coffee.
– First, plug in the computer. Then, turn it on.
– Get to class first so you can get a good seat.
– Print these documents first. After that, send them to the sales team.
Use “at first” to show a change
– At first, I was really sleepy. But then I had some coffee and felt better.
– At first, it was really cloudy. Later in the day, it cleared up.
– I was really sad about my test grade at first but now I feel better.
– She had a hard time in Spanish class at first but now she’s doing good.
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