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What should be used when I want to tell about my upcoming experience of something in the future? I have come up with a few options and I am not sure which sentences are correct.

1 Tomorrow will be the first time I go to New York.

2 Tomorrow will be the first time I have gone to New York.

3 Tomorrow will be the first time I will have gone to New York.

4 Tomorrow will be the first time I will go to New York.

a bit different situation

5 Is it going to be your first time purchasing with us?

6 Is it going to be the first time for you to purchase with us?

7 Is it going to be the first time you have purchased with us?

  • Take out the "it" in 1 thru 4: "Tomorrow will be the first time I go to New York". – J.R. Jan 18 '14 at 11:17
  • For the first time ever, I'm going to NY tomorrow. – VijayaRagavan Jan 18 '14 at 11:56
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I consider that you are going to New York and this is your first trip to the city. If I've taken it right, of all, I'd prefer this one -

Tomorrow, I'm going to New York for the first time.

A bit different situation. I'd prefer this -

Is it going to be your first purchase with us?

JFYI: What I practice is - speak it loud and listen to your own words. Apply some common sense and you'll identify which fits better!

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    I don't know why this got downvoted; I read it twice, it seems like a good answer to me. The only change I'd suggest is change "it" to "this" in your second sentence: Is this going to be your first purchase with us? Also, the going to be could be removed (Is this your first purchase with us?), but it's not egregious to leave it in. – J.R. Jan 18 '14 at 13:12

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