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    never before

    "Never before has this problem attracted scientists' attention. Telecomunication-related issues are of special interest."

    Would the use of the past simple be acceptable in the scientific context?

    "Never before did this problem attract......................................"
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    Re: never before

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Never before has this problem attracted scientists' attention. Telecomunication-related issues are of special interest."

    Would the use of the past simple be acceptable in the scientific context?

    "Never before did this problem attracr......................................"
    No.

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    Re: never before

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    No.
    In speech?

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    Re: never before

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    In speech?
    No, sorry.

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