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    Cool grammar?

    Hello!

    I need your help, please...

    We use the present perfect with "it's the first time..."

    What about this structure?: "Will it be the first time you go there?" Is the use of the present simple correct in this case or should it be the present perfect?

    Thank you
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    Re: grammar?

    If I sat a language exam, I would choose the present perfect. If I spoke with someone informally, I would go for either.

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    Re: grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    "Will it be the first time you go there?" Is the use of the present simple correct in this case or should it be the present perfect?
    Your sentence sound unnatural to me.

    I would say only: Will it be the first time you've been/gone there.

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    Re: grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Your sentence sound unnatural to me.

    I would say only: Will it be the first time you've been/gone there.
    Does this mean the ThreadStarter's sentence is wrong grammatically ? Or simply it sounds unnatural to some ones including you ?
    Thank you !

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    Re: grammar?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Does this mean the ThreadStarter's sentence is wrong grammatically ? Or simply it sounds unnatural to some ones including you ?
    Thank you !
    I wouldn't say it was grammatically incorrect but I agree that it sounds unnatural.

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