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    Past Simple or Present Perfect

    Hi,

    'I never ever felt like this before.'

    Could it be: 'I have never felt like this before.'

    The Present Perfect is more suitable in this example, isn't it?

    Thanks,
    Joe

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    Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect

    I would use present perfect, yes.
    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.

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    Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I would use present perfect, yes.
    Thanks, and what's the difference between 'I have never' and 'I have never ever'?

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    Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect

    The "ever" is redundant, but adds emphasis. It can sound a bit child-like, so be careful.
    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.

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    Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The "ever" is redundant, but adds emphasis. It can sound a bit child-like, so be careful.
    OK. By the way, it's from one song whose lyrics are written by native English speaker(s).

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