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    the first time

    Which of these sentences is correct?
    1-This will be the first time I will see him
    2-This will be the first time I will have seen him

    Earlier, I have read that we use perfect tense with "the first time". Does the same rule apply here? And is the same rule applicable to "the last time..."

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    Re: the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Which of these sentences is correct?
    1-This will be the first time I will see him
    2-This will be the first time I will have seen him

    Earlier, I have read that we use perfect tense with "the first time". Does the same rule apply here? And is the same rule applicable to "the last time..."
    The first one is fine.

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    Re: the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawood Usmani View Post
    The first one is fine.
    But the whole of my query has not been answered.

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    Re: the first time

    Quote Originally Posted by tipu s View Post
    Which of these sentences is correct?
    1-This will be the first time I will see him
    2-This will be the first time I will have seen him

    Earlier, I have read that we use perfect tense with "the first time". Does the same rule apply here? And is the same rule applicable to "the last time..."
    No, a native speaker would not use two 'wills'.
    "This will be the first time I have seen him."
    "This is the first time I will have seen him."

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