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    which one is correct

    Dear experts, could you tell which of the the sentences below is gramatically correct:

    1. It's the first time I am driving a BMW.
    2. It's the first time I've driven a BMW.

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    Re: which one is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Dear experts, could you tell which of the the sentences below is gramatically correct:

    1. It's the first time I am driving a BMW.
    2. It's the first time I've driven a BMW.
    Only #2 is correct.

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    Re: which one is correct

    And if he is currently driving the BMW?

    Does he have to say: "It's the first time I've been driving a BMW?"

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    Re: which one is correct

    If you are currently doing it, then "I am driving..." is correct. But the natural sentence would be "This is my first time driving a BMW."

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    Re: which one is correct

    If he's driving it at the same time as speaking, then he would use:

    - This is my first time driving a BMW.
    or
    - This is the first time I have [ever] driven a BMW.

    They're equally valid.

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