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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.
And if he is currently driving the BMW?
Does he have to say: "It's the first time I've been driving a BMW?"
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."
If he's driving it at the same time as speaking, then he would use:
- This is my first time driving a BMW.
- This is the first time I have [ever] driven a BMW.
They're equally valid.