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Hello, can you help me please. I can't explain why this is wrong/right

1. This is the first time he has visited his aunt.

2. This was the firs time he had visited her aunt

3. It / this will be the first time he is visiting / will visit his aunt

In none of the grammar books I have thumbed through so far is the last option (no:3) discussed. How can we speak of the future plans or intentions in a sentence beginning with "This will be the first time.........."

Your help is much appreciated. Thank you
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Hi,

I think "this will be the first time he is visiting his aunt" is the right one

French people use future + future, are you French?

Well, I am not a native speaker , I suggest you wait for a native speaker's opinion.

I would say "he will be visiting his aunt for the first time" Emotion: big smile
This is the first time he has visited his aunt.

Can be said before he visits or when he is there.

This was the first time he had visited her aunt.

<This time I'm telling you about> was the first time he had viisted his aunt.

Used by a writer narrator to bring the reader into the present of the story. A little like "Now was the time he knew he had to visit his aunt". Tense shifting for effect.

It / this will be the first time he is visiting / will visit his aunt.

Said before he goes (or when on his way).
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I am a little confused. Anonymouses, are you all the same person?

So you say ;

This will be the first time he is visiting his aunt.

This will be the first time he will visit his aunt.

This will be the first time he visits his aunt.

all of these are true and mean the same thing? Please someone make it clear.Emotion: smile
You want to say "Are all of these right?" (Not "true".)

Yes, they are all right and they all mean the same thing.

CJ
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Everybody who replied this thread, THANK YOU, it has been very useful. CJ, also thanks for the tip about "right and true"; I should stop thinking in my native language Emotion: embarrassed