#1  
Old April 18, 2010, 10:05 AM
ROBINDESBOIS's Avatar
ROBINDESBOIS ROBINDESBOIS is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,040
ROBINDESBOIS is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb First time

I have some problems with 1st time, for example
Is it your first time in Paris?
Is it the first time yo go to Paris? or you come to Paris ? You went etcc....
Reply With Quote
   
Get rid of these ads by registering for a free Tomísimo account.
  #2  
Old April 18, 2010, 12:48 PM
Jessica's Avatar
Jessica Jessica is offline
...
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 8,187
Native Language: English, Chinese
Jessica is on a distinguished road
is it 'primera vez'?? I think I'm wrong...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old April 18, 2010, 02:05 PM
pjt33's Avatar
pjt33 pjt33 is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Valencia, España
Posts: 2,600
Native Language: Inglés (en-gb)
pjt33 is on a distinguished road
Jessica, sí, pero no creo que eso sea lo que pregunta Robin.

Is it your first time in Paris?
Is it the first time you go to Paris? or you come to Paris ?
Is it the first time you have gone/come to Paris?
The first time I went to Paris, ...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old April 18, 2010, 02:19 PM
Jessica's Avatar
Jessica Jessica is offline
...
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 8,187
Native Language: English, Chinese
Jessica is on a distinguished road
oh it's for English

oops
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old April 18, 2010, 06:31 PM
ROBINDESBOIS's Avatar
ROBINDESBOIS ROBINDESBOIS is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,040
ROBINDESBOIS is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by pjt33 View Post
Jessica, sí, pero no creo que eso sea lo que pregunta Robin.

Is it your first time in Paris?
Is it the first time you go to Paris? or you come to Paris ?
Is it the first time you have gone/come to Paris?
The first time I went to Paris, ...
The present simple is not possible I see, what about in American English? Do they follow the same rule, present perfect instead of the Present? or do they use the simple past like in other cases?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old April 18, 2010, 06:40 PM
Rusty's Avatar
Rusty Rusty is offline
Señor Speedy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,174
Native Language: American English
Rusty has a spectacular aura aboutRusty has a spectacular aura about
If you've just arrived in Paris:
Is this your first time in Paris?

If you're about to leave for Paris:
Is this the first time you're going to Paris?

If you've been in Paris for awhile:
Is this the first time you've been to Paris. (focus is on the stay)
Is this the first time you've come to Paris. (focus is on the trip)

When you're back home and talking about your first time in Paris:
The first time I was in Paris. (focus is on the stay)
The first time I went to Paris. (focus is on the trip)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old April 19, 2010, 01:19 AM
pjt33's Avatar
pjt33 pjt33 is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Valencia, España
Posts: 2,600
Native Language: Inglés (en-gb)
pjt33 is on a distinguished road
Unlike Rusty, I would also use "Is this the first time you've been to Paris?" with someone who hasn't left yet.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old April 21, 2010, 07:56 PM
CrOtALiTo's Avatar
CrOtALiTo CrOtALiTo is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mérida, Yucatán
Posts: 11,685
Native Language: I can understand Spanish and English
CrOtALiTo is on a distinguished road
It's the first time that I'm in Paris.
__________________
We are building the most important dare for my life and my family feature now we are installing new services in telecoms.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old April 21, 2010, 09:30 PM
chileno's Avatar
chileno chileno is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Las Vegas, USA
Posts: 7,863
Native Language: Castellano
chileno is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjt33 View Post
Unlike Rusty, I would also use "Is this the first time you've been to Paris?" with someone who hasn't left yet.
Why?

I suppose you would use it with somebody you know will go to Paris. Right?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old April 21, 2010, 10:05 PM
Rusty's Avatar
Rusty Rusty is offline
Señor Speedy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 11,174
Native Language: American English
Rusty has a spectacular aura aboutRusty has a spectacular aura about
We would also say, "Is this the first time you've been to Paris?"
Is this the first time you're going to Paris?

Las dos me dan igual.
Reply With Quote
Reply

 

Link to this thread
URL: 
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When was the last time you... Jessica General Chat 564 August 20, 2010 07:18 PM
It's about time I said hello annabwashere Introductions 17 March 08, 2010 03:44 AM
When the time is right bobjenkins Idioms & Sayings 9 September 28, 2009 10:24 AM
By that time/at that time rkeyster Grammar 7 August 24, 2009 10:57 AM
The time Iris Vocabulary 12 May 17, 2008 09:45 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 PM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

X