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    #1

    "having never received", or "never having received"?

    "Having never received formal training as a designer, Gaultier started out only with his strong will and natural talent."

    Can I replace the underlined part with "Never having received"? If so, which one is better?

    Also, in a different context, which one is better? (1) She reported having never received formal education. or (2) She reported never having received formal education.

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    Re: "having never received", or "never having received"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bottomup44 View Post
    "Having never received formal training as a designer, Gaultier started out only with his strong will and natural talent."

    Can I replace the underlined part with "Never having received"? If so, which one is better?
    They are both fine.

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    Re: "having never received", or "never having received"?

    I much prefer "Never having received..." myself.

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    Re: "having never received", or "never having received"?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I much prefer "Never having received..." myself.
    So do I, but "having never received" is common enough.

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