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subhajit123

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Hi everyone, I am unable to understand the difference between "it is the first time I" and "this is the first time I". When I seacrhed on the Internet I saw both are used. Could anyone please tell me the difference?

1- It is the first time I have met her.

2- This is the first time I have met her.

My question is: Is "it is the first time I + present perfect" interchangeable with "this is the first time I + present perfect"?
 

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Do you have any context for that?
 

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I think you can use either one. And there is no perfect choice. Let context be your guide. And as someone who has spoken the language for over sixty years, I can help some.
 
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