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  1. Newbie
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    Present Perfect Tense

    Have you ever been to Japan?

    Can I write this sentence without ever?

    And the answer is:
    1.No, I have never been to Japan.

    2.No, I have not been to Japan.

    My teacher taught me to use first sentence.

    Can I use the second sentence?

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    Re: Present Perfect Tense

    You can omit "ever". Both answers are correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Present Perfect Tense

    Karen, please note that a better title would have been Have you ever been to Japan?.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Feb-2015 at 19:11.

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