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    #1

    It is the first time

    Hello,
    Can I say either "it is " or " this is"?
    1. It is the first time I have seen such a mess in my life.
    2. This is the first time I have seen such a mess in my life.
    Thanks.

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    Re: It is the first time

    Yes, but 'this' sounds more natural to me.

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