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    hi I need to know which is correct and why. I mean the order

    *If I had known, I would never have done it.

    *If I had known, I would have never done it.

    thanks
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    Re: conditionals

    I would choose this one:If I had known, I would have never done it.

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    Re: conditionals

    Quote Originally Posted by elhithebest View Post
    hi I need to know which is correct and why. I mean the order

    *If I had known, I would never have done it.

    *If I had known, I would have never done it.

    thanks
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Elhithebest.

    (1) I think that native speakers often put adverbs (such as "never")

    where they think it sounds best to their ears.

    (2) Since you are a learner, maybe you might want to follow this

    rule that many people like:

    If you have two auxiliary verbs ("would" and "have"), put the

    adverb in the middle:

    I would + NEVER + have + done it.

    (3) If you REALLY want to emphasize "never," I think you could

    say:

    I NEVER + would have done it.

    ***** Thank you *****

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Elhithebest.

    (1) I think that native speakers often put adverbs (such as "never")

    where they think it sounds best to their ears.

    (2) Since you are a learner, maybe you might want to follow this

    rule that many people like:

    If you have two auxiliary verbs ("would" and "have"), put the

    adverb in the middle:

    I would + NEVER + have + done it.

    (3) If you REALLY want to emphasize "never," I think you could

    say:

    I NEVER + would have done it.

    ***** Thank you *****




    thanks a lot I didnīt know about point 2
    Iīve read many of your quotes and you are really helpful and so gentle in the way you write
    thank you very much

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