Hello, teachers!
Please check these sentences.
* 1. This is my first time to fish on a boat.
* 2. This is the first time for me to fish on a boat.
3. This is the first time that I have fished on a boat.

I heard that 'first time' cannot be followed by an infinitive, and we have to use 'the first time', not 'my first time', so #1 & #2 are incorrect. Is it right?
I have searched through Google and found over 100,000 entries with "the first time that I", but I found about 35,000 entries with "my first time to," also. Then, can I conclude that #3 is the most common but the other 2 uses, "my first time to do something" and "the first time for me to do something" are also correct?

Thank you very much.
Best Regards.
Original Post
1. This is MY first time FISHING on a boat.
2. This is THE first time for me to fish on a boat.
3. This is THE first time that I have fished on a boat.

"My first time" + an infinitive is sometimes heard. However, you will see that on Google, many of the examples of "my first time to" are followed not by an infinitive, but by a place noun, such as "my first time to Tokyo," and "my first time to Washington, D.C." This use of "my first time to...." means "the first time that I went to."

You will also see on Google that the use of "my first time" + infinitive is used by learners of English. It is not so often used among native speakers. It's not actually wrong, but it is not as native-speaker-like as other constructions.

Rachel

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