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    could some one tell me why?

    i would like to know why the following sentence should be used with Present Perfect?

    Linda has lost her passport again, It`s the second time this has happened (not happens)


    thanks
    Daniel

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    Re: could some one tell me why?

    Tense should be kept consistent: has lost; has happened.

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    Re: could some one tell me why?

    Thank you,

    is that the only reason. I have a grammar book that says: Note that we say "it`s the first time something happens"


    does this mean, its the first time we say something?

    Thanks again
    Daniel

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    Re: could some one tell me why?

    It's the first time is usually followed by the present perfect.

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