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Thread: without before

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    Unregistered Lina Guest

    Smile without before

    Hello
    Would you check this sentence?

    #1 My sister is good at sports, but she has never skated before.

    In the present perfect sentence like this, do you always put "before" or can I omit it like #2?

    #2 My sister is good at sports, but she has never skated.

    Thank you.

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    Re: without before

    They are both fine, but I think that it sounds better with 'before'.

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    Re: without before

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    They are both fine, but I think that it sounds better with 'before'.
    Trolling removed
    Last edited by shane; 23-Jan-2005 at 13:59. Reason: Blatant trolling

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