- in the first place首先，一開始
Michael Phelps placed 5th
get the first place in a race比賽中獲得第一名
calculate to 3 places of decimals算到小數第三位
World Bank rates Singapore No. 1 place for business
I don't want to go there in the first place.
What were you doing over there in the first place?
In the first place,we should talk about the problems.
It wasn't my idea to go to that school in the first place. My father shoved me in.
in the first place不論用於句首或句末，皆當修飾語用。用於句末當＂起先＂＂原本＂。
但用於句首時意指＂第一次＂＂首次＂，常與＂in the second place＂其次，in the third place＂再次＂共用，也可省略成in the first。