Interested in Language
"The first time ever I saw your face" is one of my favourite songs. I looked up the meaning of 'ever' in several dictionaries. However,I could not find an appropiate meaning.
Could anybody help?Thanks.
Last edited by Winwin2011; 01-Jun-2012 at 18:25.
This is the first time I have skied = This is the first time I have ever skied.
Occasionally, though, it does add to the meaning. For example:
"That was the first song I heard on the radio" could mean "the first song I heard on the radio this morning" or "the first song I heard on the radio after I moved to Spain". More information would be needed to get the correct meaning. However, "That was the first song I ever heard on the radio" only means one thing. It means that the first time in your whole life that you heard a song being played via the medium of radio, it was that song. You had never heard a song on the radio before you heard that song on the radio.