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    "This is the first time" usage

    Which form of the verb is to be used after "This is the first time"?
    For example, I am at a jewellery shop with my friend and I tell him pointing at a diamond ring: "This is the first time I see a blue diamond."

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    Re: "This is the first time" usage

    There are other threads on this topic which you can read about using the links lower down the screen.

    In brief:

    In BrE "This is the first time I have eaten this".
    In AmE "This is the first time I have eaten this" or "This is the first time I ate this".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "This is the first time" usage

    I would say "have seen" or "saw".

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