This is my first day here

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Shweggeh

Senior Member
Lithuanian (not certain)
Can "This is my first day here" be said as "This is the first day that I'm (staying) here"? If not, would "This is the first day that I've stayed here" work? And would the same apply to "last day"?

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  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    You can say this is my first day here, and later, this is my last day here, and in both cases everyone will understand what you mean.

    If you’re trying to convey something more specific than that, we need more context, as Paul says.
     

    PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    Why did you change "stay" to "be"?

    "This is the first day that I've stayed here" -> you are there - it is still the first day
    "This is the first day that I stayed here" -> (i) You are there. You are showing someone a photograph taken on the first day you were there. (ii) You are not there - you have left. You are showing someone a photograph taken on the first day you were there.

    "This is the last day that I've stayed here/there":cross:
    "This is the last day that I stayed there" (ii) You are not there - you have left. You are showing someone a photograph taken on the first day you were there.

     
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