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    rita_b is offline Junior Member
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    Default tense

    hello,

    i never gave you any gift. please accept it.

    OR

    i have never given you any gift before. please accept it.

    which one is correct?

    thanks and regards,

    rita

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    Default Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by rita_b View Post
    Hello,

    I never gave you any gift. Please accept it.

    OR

    I have never given you any gift before. Please accept it.

    Which one is correct?

    Thanks and regards,

    Rita
    (Start all sentences and always write I with a capital letter.)

    You should say:

    I have never given you a gift before. Please accept this one.

    Rover

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