Scientists decipher first ???
討論一下吧! 這裡的first是神詞性 在修飾神東東啊?
"first" termite, first termite genome, or "the first" is definitely not the first termite on earth, for there are billions of other termites out there.
So, grammatically, can I say "first, the adj" is (semantically) an adverb modifying the verb (decipher)?
Here, you seemed to suggest that "first" = "for the first time" (an adverb modifying decipher)?
How do you teach this to your students in TW?
His answers and (grammatical) analysis are always sound and complete.