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    This is my first time "to / in" ...

    Hi,

    - This is my first time to a place.
    - This is my first time in a place.
    Do these two mean the same?

    Here's an example of "This is my first time to ...":
    https://youtu.be/oPALbYj1ylY?t=2m56s
    This is my first time to Disneyland?

    And here's an example of "This is my first time in ...":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP1l...utu.be&t=4m45s
    This is my first time in Korea.

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    Re: This is my first time "to / in" ...

    This is my first time in/at Disneyland.
    This is my first time in Korea.

    If you want to use "to", you'd need to say "This is the first time I have been to Disneyland/Korea"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: This is my first time "to / in" ...

    I agree with ems's answer. The child's 'to' in that clip sounded odd to me. I'll be interested to see what our AmE speakers have to say.

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    Re: This is my first time "to / in" ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I agree with ems's answer. The child's 'to' in that clip sounded odd to me. I'll be interested to see what our AmE speakers have to say.
    The kid was young enough to retain some semantic oddities of the kind that children are prone to have. It sure didn't sound natural to my AmE ears, even on the lips of an American.
    I am not a teacher.

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