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Is it correct to say, "I did it first thing" instead of "I did it first"?

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  • They're both "correct" in different contexts, but mean different things. – choster Oct 24 '15 at 5:26
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The statement

I did it first thing

means that you did it immediately upon arriving.

The statement

I did it first

means that you did it before you did anything else or before anyone else.

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