I would choose "often". It seems to me that the question turns on the words "this" and "the". If you change them to "that" and "a", both "often" and "never" seem to work.Originally Posted by shane
This was asked by a student online (it was in his test):
Which would you choose?This is the story I have ____ heard. It's very interesting , isn't it?
Nice one, cheers Mike! :DOriginally Posted by MikeNewYork
Wassup! 8)Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
Suppose after A told B a story, then A would say:
This is the story I have ever heard. It's very interesting , isn't it?
No. To use "ever" there, one would need a modifier before "story".Originally Posted by Jesse Huang
This is the best story I have ever heard.
This is the first story I have ever heard.
This is the worst story I have ever heard.
This is the longest story I have ever heard.
That seems to be a common error in usage here in China. I often hear things like:Originally Posted by Jesse Huang
- I have ever been to Bejing.
- My teacher has ever taught me this.
- I have ever seen this movie.