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    #1

    I will never/never ever do it again

    I think

    1. I will never do it again.
    2. I will never ever do it again.

    have the exactly same meaning. But could anyone please analyze the two sentences, if they have even the slightest dirference? Thanks a lot!

    Emily (Beijing)

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    #2

    Re: I will never/never ever do it again

    hi
    i think (never ever) is stronger than (never)

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    #3

    Re: I will never/never ever do it again

    Ronak is correct. I will never, ever do it again implies that you know were really wrong, and you'll absolutely not do it again. Of course, some folks take the Lady MacBeth approach, thinking that one protests too much. That is to say, sometimes when a person (particularly a young child) swears "I'll never ever do it again!", you somehow instinctively know that they will, in fact, do it again, probably very soon.

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    Re: I will never/never ever do it again

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch
    That is to say, sometimes when a person (particularly a young child) swears "I'll never ever do it again!", you somehow instinctively know that they will, in fact, do it again, probably very soon.
    hehe

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