Hi, English teachers:
Which of the following is correct?
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?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 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.:)
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.
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.