This is the best experience OF/IN my life.

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Hello! Can you give me a piece of advice, please?
This IS the best experience OF/IN my life.
Which preposition sounds more natural in BE? Or are both correct from a grammar point of you? I'd prefer "of". Thanks a lot in advance!
 
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Your bigger problem is the missing verb in that sentence.
 
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You're bigger problem is the missing verb in that sentence.
The verb is not missing: This IS...: present simple of to be!
 

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It's in the title but not in the actual post.
 

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Sorry...now that's correct! What would you suggest? "In" or "of"?
 

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I'd use "of". However, I'm more likely to actually say "This is the best experience I've ever had".
 

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I would say "this is the best thing I've ever experienced."
Otherwise, use "in".

[cross-posted with emsr2d2]
 

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the best experience of my life

I think of is a better choice, as it tends to be preferred in phrases like this where we have a short event followed by a longer, periodic event which contains it. We understand the "experience" as a moment belonging to the larger period of a "life[time]". Similarly, we use phrases like

the hottest day of the year
the low-point of my career
the highlight of the match
I had the time of my life
 
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