Without "never", the meaning is opposite. I don't know what you are asking.
Student or Learner
I have written"I have never been dating" on the net and saw it used. I would like to ask if the sentence with "never" is OK or should I only use a present perfect?
I just wanted to ask if it was possible to use 'never' with a present perfect progressive tense or not.
It's not a good example.
You can certainly say 'I have never been fishing before'.
Yes, grammatically that is as possible as "I have never been swimming/dancing." Though the phrase "to go dating" is not colloquial.
"I've never been on a date" would be usual.
In my opinion, 'I have never been dancing/swimming' are not present perfect continuous forms. They are present perfect non-continuous equivalents of the present simple forms 'I never go dancing swimming'.
Last edited by Piscean; 12-Sep-2015 at 12:16. Reason: error corrected.
Couldn't agree more.
By the way, where's he now, 5jj?
He is very busy answering questions on another forum using the name fivejedjon.
Oh that was his initial nickname over here. I'll check that.