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    Dear Teacher,

    what is the difference when I say:
    "It was the best party ever." AND "It has been the best party every."
    I thought the only correct version is the second one. But most people use the first one. Is there any difference?

    Thank you,
    Gabriela

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriela73 View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    what is the difference when I say:
    "It was the best party ever." AND "It has been the best party every."
    I thought the only correct version is the second one. But most people use the first one. Is there any difference?

    Thank you,
    Gabriela
    Both "It was..." and "It has been..." are correct. The first is more likely after the party, and the second towards the end of the party.

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    Default Re: usage of "ever"

    PS It has been the best party ever, not It has been the best party every.

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