This is the first time I have ever been bungee jumping.

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Exp

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  1. This is the first time I have ever been bungee jumping.
  2. This is the first time I have ever bungee jumped.
  3. This is the first time I have ever tried bungee jumping.
  4. This is the first time I ever bungee jumped.
  5. This is the first time I am bungee jumping.
  6. This is the first time I bungee jumps.

    Are the above sentences grammatically correct (minor differences in meaning aside)? Which one sounds the most natural? Could the "been bungee jumping" of the sentence #1 be construed as a variant of "go fishing" (where "go" is replaced by "been")?
 
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    You can use (1) (2) or (3), but (4) (5) and (6) are all wrong.

    Yes, in (1) "bungee jumping" is the equivalent grammatically of "fishing". :)
     

    Exp

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    Japanese
    You can use (1) (2) or (3), but (4) (5) and (6) are all wrong.

    Yes, in (1) "bungee jumping" is the equivalent grammatically of "fishing". :)
    Thanks. so it's not present perfect progressive (like "I have been studying English.")?
     

    Exp

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    Japanese
    1. This is the first time I have ever been bungee jumping.
    Could the "been bungee jumping" of the sentence #1 be construed as a variant of "go fishing" (where "go" is replaced by "been")?
    Yes, in (1) "bungee jumping" is the equivalent grammatically of "fishing". :)
    Tom has gone fishing. = Tom went to some lake to fish some time ago, and he isn't here now.

    Tom has been fishing. =
    1. Tom went fishing, and he is back now, or
    2. Tom has an experience of going fishing, or
    3. Tom started fishing some time ago, and is still fishing (or keeps fishing) now
    ?
     
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