# [Grammar]Which one is right? (easy)

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#### DSoldier

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Is it your first time here Alan?

or

Is this your first time here Alan?

Which one of them is the right one? :shock:

Thank you all in advance! :up:

*ilovethisforum*

#### Barb_D

##### Moderator
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Hi, and welcome to Using English.

Either one, although I think I'd be more likely to use "this" myself.

You should put a comma before "Alan."

#### sarat_106

##### Key Member
Hi, and welcome to Using English.

Either one, although I think I'd be more likely to use "this" myself.

You should put a comma before "Alan."

Yes, I agree. Both are potentially correct. The only difference is that ‘this’ refer to a thing in general, much more directly than "it" without a previous reference. So, use ‘it’ with a prior reference; as:
Welcome to this nice place. Is it your first time here, Alan?

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