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    The prettiest thing I ever see/I ever saw/I've ever seen..Which is correct?

    Hi, English teachers:

    Which of the following is correct?

    It's the prettiest thing I ever see.

    It's the prettiest thing I ever saw.

    It's the prettiest thing I've ever seen.
    I vaguely remember that superlatives are to be followed by present/past perfect tens, present or past depending on the tense of the main clause?

    I might be wrong though. Would love to have a professional answer. Many thanks in advance.

    Plus, if you as a native speaker are not familiar with grammar, please just tell my which one you feel most natural. Thank you.:)


    Hugo.

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    Re: The prettiest thing I ever see/I ever saw/I've ever seen..Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo_Lin View Post
    Hi, English teachers:

    Which of the following is correct?

    It's the prettiest thing I ever see.

    It's the prettiest thing I ever saw. (More common in AmE)

    It's the prettiest thing I've ever seen. (The best choice in BrE)


    I vaguely remember that superlatives are to be followed by present/past perfect tense, present or past depending on the tense of the main clause?

    I might be wrong though. Would love to have a professional answer. Many thanks in advance.

    Plus, if you as a native speaker are not familiar with grammar, please just tell my which one you feel most natural. Thank you.:)


    Hugo.
    See above.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: The prettiest thing I ever see/I ever saw/I've ever seen..Which is correct?

    The first one is sometimes heard dialectally, as a form of '...I ever seed' or '...I ever did see'. But it's not common, and it's not standard English.

    b

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