put first

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See: preface
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needs to be put first as it is the English version which is a translation for those who do not understand it, whether residents or visitors.
The heart of my campaign is to put people first, and people can't be put first if they're excluded from the process,'' he said.
No amount of high-tech equipment will save your home if you don't put first things first.