È la prima volta in assoluto che ho scritto una lettera in spagnolo.

Does the addition of “in assoluto” compromise the grammar rule that these kinds of sentences be written in present tense? (i.e. “…che scrivo una lettera,”)

Ciao hab638. I was catching up with discussions and found your query re: “In assoluto” (ever). “It is the first time ever that I have written” works for me. But it would be interesting to hear from a madrelingua. Hope you’re enjoying your Italian, ciao!