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navi tasan

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Which is correct:

1-It was the first time that I went there.
2-It was the first time for me to go there.

3-It was my first time to go there.
4-It was my first time going there.

5-It was the first time to go there. (the subject of "to go" is supposed to be furnished by the context).
6-It was the first time going there.
 

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1- yes, though many would favour the past perfect
2-yes, but not very naturalto me
3- yes
4- hmmm
5-use a possessive adjective to make this clearer
6- hmmmm
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Thanks Tdol,
I think 4 is acceptable in AE. If I am not mistaken, I've heard it.
 

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tdol said:
1- yes, though many would favour the past perfect
2-yes, but not very naturalto me
3- yes
4- hmmm
5-use a possessive adjective to make this clearer
6- hmmmm
;-)

I do agree with you on 4 and 6.
 

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I only ruminated- I didn't say wrong. :lol:
 

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That's true Tdol. What I meant was that a BE speaker would probably ruminate, while an AE speaker probably wouldn't!
I never said that you said that it was wrong, but the first time I heard it, I found it strange.
 

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You'd hear 'My forst time going there...' here.;-)
 

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Is that a posh first?
It is the forst time I see forst written "forst".
 
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