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    was never vs been never here

    Again heard in conversation. A guy was about to top off a conversation and said,"I was never here." Shouldn't he have said "I've never been here."?
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    Re: was never vs been never here

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Again heard in conversation. A was(?) guy was about to top off (?) a conversation and said,"I was never here." Shouldn't he have said "I've never been here."?
    I am not quite sure what you mean, and I am not sure what the speaker intended by I was never here. Do you know?

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    Re: was never vs been never here

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I am not quite sure what you mean, and I am not sure what the speaker intended by I was never here. Do you know?
    Two people met in TJ just across the US-Mexican border. They were about to finish the conversation. One of them said, "I was never here."

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    Re: was never vs been never here

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Two people met in TJ just across the US-Mexican border. They were about to finish the conversation. One of them said, "I was never here."
    I suppose it's possible if the idea was: "This conversation never took place. Forget it. You did not see me here."

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