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Hello.


I always thought that only the present perfect was right after "The first time".

I am currently watching A-typical (which is an American show)


The context is as follows:


The boy and his girlfriend come into the kitchen. The boy says: She waited for me at the bus stop. She talked the whole time. This is the first time she is not talking.


Shouldn't it be "this is the first time she's not talked"?

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franziska bohnThis is the first time she is not talking.

This is not the greatest English ever spoken, but in very casual speech people do bend the "rules" considerably.

franziska bohnShouldn't it be "this is the first time she's not talked"?

Yes, or more commonly, This is the first time she hasn't talked.

CJ

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franziska bohnI always thought that only the present perfect was right after "The first time".

Other tenses are also possible.

The first time I saw her, ...
This will be the first time I see her.

CJ