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  1. W_Hite
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    Talking Will never, have never, or be never?

    I'm confuse about "never".. can I say

    "I will never do that to you" >>
    Or I should say "I have never done that to you"
    Or "I never do that to you"


    I guess v.to have+never+v.3 is the most correctly, but I saw some use
    "I never ..." in some book
    So Which one of them is the most correctly??

    Thank You :)


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    I am not a teacher.

    "I will never do that to you", "I have never done that to you" and
    "I never do that to you" are all correct. Their usage depends on what you are trying to say.

    You can say "I will never do that to you" to assure one you don't intend on doing something to him or her.

    "I have never done that to you" means you haven't ever done something to this person.

    And "I never do that to you" is a sentence in Present Simple Tense meaning you do not commonly do something to someone.

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    Re: Will never, have never, or be never?

    Quote Originally Posted by W_Hite View Post
    I'm confuse about "never".. can I say

    "I will never do that to you" >>
    Or I should say "I have never done that to you"
    Or "I never do that to you"


    I guess v.to have+never+v.3 is the most correctly, but I saw some use
    "I never ..." in some book
    So Which one of them is the most correctly??

    Thank You :)
    It depends on what you mean.
    As in other languages, if you use different words to make a sentence, you get a different meaning.
    So, there is no 'most correct' selection.

    (The above post gives you some correct meanings.)

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