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Old March 25, 2015, 09:55 AM
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Is/was the first time

What's the difference between

-This is the first time I have given a suggestion.
-This was the first time I had given a suggestion.

HAVE GIVEN means the act is completed, then why IS not WAS? Assuming that the two sentences refer to past acts, what's the difference between is/was?
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