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Which one is the correct usage ?

We at first should examine all documents

We should at first examine all documents

I think the second one sounds more correct.

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  • The at seems incongruous there. If you're just describing the order of things that need doing, you don't want the at. – SamBC Mar 19 at 13:34
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Yes, the second one seems more correct.
But the first one can be made correct too:

We, at first, should examine all documents.

I think there is another possibility in which the sentence can be written.

We should examine all documents at first.

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    Or, “At first we should examine all documents.” – Mixolydian Mar 19 at 12:25

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