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    #1

    There never was VS There was never

    Hello,

    Where should "never" go in the following sentence?

    a) There never was a more awkward boy than Barnie.

    b) There was never a more awkward boy than Barnie.

    I have seen both positions, but I don't know if they are used in exactly the same construction or if they mean exactly the same or not. Does the emphasis change when the word "never" changes position?

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    #2

    Re: There never was VS There was never

    They mean the same to me.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: There never was VS There was never

    Do they both have the same emphasis? Do they make any styistic differences?

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: There never was VS There was never

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Do they both have the same emphasis? Do they make any styistic differences?

    Thank you.
    They mean the same to me too.

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