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    Post " as ever" clarification

    Good afternoon.
    I have a doubt about the use of " as.....as ever".
    Is it possible to use it in Present Perfect simple or is a grammar mistake?
    And if it is possible , may you give me an example?
    thank you very much.

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    Re: " as ever" clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by Marianna Visconte View Post
    Good afternoon.
    I have a doubt about the use of " as.....as ever".
    Is it possible to use it in Present Perfect simple or is a grammar mistake?
    And if it is possible , may you give me an example?
    thank you very much.
    I think it's possible although it's probably not the most common construction. Imagine a scenario in which you regularly eat at the same restaurant and the food is always good. You are eating there now and in the middle of your main course, the waiter asks you "How has your meal been this evening, Sir?" You can reply "It has been as good as ever". You could, of course, say "It is as good as ever" because you're still eating it and if you had finished eating, you would say "It was as good as ever".

    They would all mean that this evening's meal is/was as good as all the other meals you have ever eaten there.

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