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    intriguing question

    Hi, Hello, everyone have a nice weekend.

    This is my first time to have stayed here.

    Is this sentence correct?

    Some would say this is not correct because the "time" is not in the subject relationship with the infinitive, but some accept it.

    It is baffling to me.
    Hopefully, those who are interested could extricate me from this bafflement. Thanks.

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    Re: intriguing question

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Hi, Hello, everyone have a nice weekend.

    This is my first time to have stayed here.

    Is this sentence correct?

    Some would say this is not correct because the "time" is not in the subject relationship with the infinitive, but some accept it.

    It is baffling to me.
    Hopefully, those who are interested could extricate me from this bafflement. Thanks.
    I don't like it. I would say "This is the first time (that) I have stayed here" or "This is my first time staying here".

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