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  1. B45
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    What does it mean when you say: You're probably the prettiest girl I'll ever meet in

    What does it mean when you say:

    You're probably the prettiest girl I'll ever meet in my life. (Does this mean I haven't met the girl yet?)

    VS

    You're the prettiest girl I've ever met in my life.

    What's the difference here?

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    Re: What does it mean when you say: You're probably the prettiest girl I'll ever mee

    It means you have met the girl and you don't expect to ever meet anyone prettier in the whole of the remainder of your life.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does it mean when you say: You're probably the prettiest girl I'll ever mee

    for both?

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    Re: What does it mean when you say: You're probably the prettiest girl I'll ever mee

    The first means ever. Until now, and no expectations of meeting one prettier.
    The second means until now. Maybe someone prettier will come along in the future.
    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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