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    Smile If you ever need me,

    If you ever need me, please let me know.
    I have known him ever since he was he was a child.
    Fortune was ever on his side.



    How should I render "ever" in the above three samples? Thanks.


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    Re: If you ever need me,

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post

    If you ever need me, please let me know.

    'at any time, from here on out, 'til I die, ...'

    I have known him ever since he was he was a child.

    Not sure, maybe it just adds emphasis to 'since'.


    Fortune was ever on his side.

    'always'



    How should I render "ever" in the above three samples? Thanks.
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    Re: If you ever need me,

    Thanks, riverkid.
    For curiosity's sake, could I reword the samples in question as follows?

    Whenever you need me, please let me know.
    I've always known him since he was a child.
    Fortune was always on his side.


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    Re: If you ever need me,

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, riverkid.
    For curiosity's sake, could I reword the samples in question as follows?

    Are they questions?

    Whenever you need me, please let me know.

    It's fine.

    I've [always] known him since he was a child.


    Drop 'always', A. We use it when we mean,

    I've always known him as a fair person.



    Fortune was always on his side.

    it's fine too, A.
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    Re: If you ever need me,

    For curiosity's sake, could I reword the samples in question as follows?

    Are they questions?
    Whenever you need me, please let me know.

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    Thanks, riverkid.
    Just to make sure, what do you mean by "Are they questions?"

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