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Here's the example I've borrowed from Kosro. Would Americans say something like this?
""But other than that, I have never been riding around to hear a RAWR and then have a cougar tear my face off."
You can use the progressive, but only to talk about something else that happens during that time.
Have you ever been working in the kitchen, with dough all over you hands, and had the phone ring?
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Here are the examples I pulled up from the Net
""I'm a bit adventurous, so I said why not, even though I'd never been hiking , let alone really been to the wilderness before. Yes, I'd been car camping but a long... long time ago and I wouldn't call those populated camp grounds the wilderness."
"Seriously, I have never been riding in such a big group. It was really a great feeling to see small kids and old folks riding on their bikes."
Last edited by ostap77; 06-Mar-2011 at 18:25.
You're at it again, Ostap. We discussed this in ever+present perfect progressive never+present perfest