WHICH ONE IS CORRECT, ‘THIS IS THE FIRST TIME DOING THAT’, OR ‘THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE DONE THAT’?

     

When you want to talk about your first experience to bởi something, there are a few ways in English you can bởi vì that. The easiest & clearest way is to use “for the first time” at the end of your sentence. This pattern works for the present, past, & future, and you don’t need khổng lồ change the pattern when the tense changes:

Present tense: Jack is working here in the USA for the first time.

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Past tense: I ate pizza in thủ đô new york today for the first time.Future tense: I am going to Peru next month for the first time.

You can also use the following pattern: + be + the first time + sentence. Usually the is a time word, like today or now, or a pronoun like this or that.

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This pattern also works for the present, past, & future, but you bởi need khổng lồ change the pattern when the tense changes, so be careful!:

Present tense: This is the first time Jack is working here in the USA.Past tense: Today was the first time I ate pizza in New YorkFuture tense: Next month is going to be the first time I am going to lớn Peru.

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Using the past tense gives the indication that it already happened. It was today, but it is finished. So the person might be speaking at 6pm about what he ate at lunch. If you use the present tense “This is the first time I am eating pizza in New York”, you need khổng lồ use continuous tense for a current action, and it means it’s happening *right now* (like you’re talking on the phone to lớn someone who doesn’t know what you’re doing.) You can also use future tense for the current day.. “Today I will eat pizza in NY for the first time!”, you might say when you wake up in the morning và plan your day in the big city. Clear?