Este año with present perfect

EmanuelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Este año with present perfect

Could it be used with he comprado instead of compro?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Emanuel

This is the sentence you are referring to: 

Este es el tercer coche que compro este año.

(This is the third car I have bought this year.)

With this structure "Este/a es .....que ..." we normally use the present. It would sound a bit weird to use the present perfect here. There are other typical sentences with this structure using the present, not the present perfect:

Esta es la última vez que te presto dinero.

(This is the last time I lend you any money.)

Esta es la primera vez que alguien me regala flores.

(This is the first time someone has ever bought me flowers.)

I hope this helps,

Gracias por tu pregunta,

Inma

Este año with present perfect

Could it be used with he comprado instead of compro?

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