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    1-"At one point in time, I have been in love with each one of them."

    Could I have ever been in love with two (or more) of them at the same time?

    2-"At one point in time, I was in love with every one of them."

    What are the possibilitie here?
    a-one at a time
    b-all at the same time
    c-maybe more that one at a time, but not necessarily all

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    1-"At one point in time, I have been in love with each one of them."

    Could I have ever been in love with two (or more) of them at the same time?
    Yes, definitely. It is definitely possible for "you" to have been in love with two or more of them at one time. :)

    (More natural would be At one time or another.)

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    2-"At one point in time, I was in love with every one of them."

    What are the possibilities here?
    a-one at a time
    b-all at the same time
    c-maybe more that one at a time, but not necessarily all
    The second one (b) is the most likely possibility. That is because every one of them means all of them or all of them at the same time.

    :)

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    Thanks RonBee.
    So 2 could mean either a, b or c, but b is the most likely meaning?

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    #4
    I think "At one time I was in love with every one of them" can really only mean the person was in love with all of them at the same time.

    (Sorry for any confusion.)

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    Actually, I was the one who created the confusion. My original sentences were bad, I think. Once I used the present perfect tense, then I used the simple past. And I should have used "at one time or another" (you were right about this).
    1-At one point or another, I fell in love with every one of them.
    2-At one point or another, I fell in love with each one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Actually, I was the one who created the confusion. My original sentences were bad, I think. Once I used the present perfect tense, then I used the simple past. And I should have used "at one time or another" (you were right about this).
    1-At one point or another, I fell in love with every one of them.
    2-At one point or another, I fell in love with each one of them.
    The way those sentences are phrased they really mean the same thing. In other words, the speaker was in love with all of "them" at some time, but it wasn't necessarily the same time. The important thing is that he experienced that feeling for all of them whenever it was.

    :)

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