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    past tense or present perfect tense

    Which one is correct:
    Throughout his life, he has never got any award.
    Or
    Throughout his life, he never got any award.

    Thanks a million!

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    Re: past tense or present perfect tense

    If he is still living, use present perfect 'has never got'; if he is no longer living, use simple present 'never got.'

    Ex: Throughout his life, so far, he has never got any awards.
    Ex: Throughout his entire life, he never got any awards.

    Correction
    "any" is plural, so any awards.

    All the best.

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    Re: past tense or present perfect tense

    Thanks for your clear-cut explanation. In your view, "any" should be used with a plural noun or uncountable noun. If "any" is followed by a singular countable noun, it is a grammatical mistake.
    Thanks!

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    Re: past tense or present perfect tense

    You're welcome.

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