<b> Forum for those teaching business English </b>
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"The original first manuscript for Ravel's Bolero
goes on the block today."
Aren't the 'original' and 'first' the same thing?
I wonder why 'original first'?
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Breaking it up, it could mean:
The original - Not a copy
first manuscript - The first manuscript written
Of course it could be a mistake....