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“The first, it is” or “First, it is”?

In the following sentence, Does the "the" article come before the "first" word? I have two reasons for my claim. The first, it is . . .
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The usage of “As you mentioned earlier” etc

How to use as + subject + in/earlier/before/above in the sentences while writing or speaking. I have often seen people using some expressing starting with "As", for examples: As you said/mentioned ...
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'the very strong acid, chloric acid' vs. 'a very strong acid, chloric acid'

Chlorine(VII) oxide reacts with water to give the very strong acid, chloric(VII) acid - also known as perchloric acid. (source) I guess we can use a instead of the here: Chlorine(VII) oxide reacts ...
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Is it right to say “we were like fasting ”?

I think have heard some instances in colloquial English in which people use "like" along with ing-form verbs, for example, "We were like boiling of the heat". I have written the following text from ...
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critics all be like

after last season critics all be like, "oh please please give us more complexity" since the end felt like i let down when the complex stuff end up being a red herring. Source: http://www.vox.com/...
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What may seem a grammatical function of “And indeed” and “while the wind beats against the window and the lamp is burning”

"And indeed, what is better than to sit by one’s fireside in the evening with a book, while the wind beats against the window and the lamp is burning?" ― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary How may you ...
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However, although in single sentence

Can we use however and although in one and the same sentence? For example However, although there is small room for improvement.