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Hi

1. It's the first time I've driven a car.
2. It's the first time I'm driving a car.

--- Are both correct? Should I say the first one when I finished driving and the second one while I'm still driving?

Thanks
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It's all been asked and asnwered a long time ago. You could do some searching before you ask from time to time Emotion: smile

http://www.EnglishForward.com/English/ItIsTheFirstTime/gwbvz/post.htm
NewguestHi

1. It's the first time I've driven a car.
2. It's the first time I'm driving a car.

--- Are both correct? Should I say the first one when I've just finished driving and the second one while I'm still driving?

Thanks


Yes.
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Opinions on this differ, but thanks.
Yes, they do. But you probably won't get anything better right now as it's quite a confusing area.
I don't see the explanation any different between the old thread and this one.

Let's change the context a little for explanation purpose.

"This is the first time I have ever driven a car for 100 miles on my own". - You arrived your destination. You told your friend in the car riding with you.

"This is the first time I am driving 100-miles on my own. -you are confiding to your friend while still driving.
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LOL - I didn't remember that other thread, but I'm happy to see my instincts on "I am driving" not feeling natural have not changed!

I would use present perfect, even if the event/action was going on right then. Or "the first time I will have driven" even!