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    maaded is offline Newbie
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    the use of ever in reported speech

    Hello,

    How do we use "ever" in reported speech ? Can you say : He asked her if she had ever been to the USA. (Have you ever been to the USA ?) or do we have to use already instead of ever.

    Thank you for your help

    Jean-Luc

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    Re: the use of ever in reported speech

    Quote Originally Posted by maaded View Post
    Hello,

    How do we use "ever" in reported speech ? Can you say : He asked her if she had ever been to the USA. (Have you ever been to the USA ?) or do we have to use already instead of ever.

    Thank you for your help

    Jean-Luc
    Use "ever". "already" means something different.

    Lou

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    Re: the use of ever in reported speech

    Quote Originally Posted by louhevly View Post
    Use "ever". "already" means something different.

    Lou
    So, what's the difference ? I've always learnt that "ever" was only possible in questions.
    Again, thank you. Jean-Luc

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