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    ''This was the third time'' in a sentence

    Hi teachers,
    Once I have asked about the usage of the phrase "this is the first time" in a sentence, and got the right answer.
    Now, the following sentence is taken from a Times of India story. Is it correct?

    "This was the third time in seven years that Khan, who took to Twitter to express his anguish, was detained at a US airport."

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: ''This was the third time'' in a sentence

    Yes, it's fine.

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