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  1. Newbie
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    Had never or did not have any...

    Hello everyone, i had an exercise which the questions were, transform the present simple sentences in the tird person Past simple sentences.
    < I have never lunch> answer: a. she\he had never lunch, b. she\he never had lunch, or c. she\he did not have any lunch.
    The test book answer says the correct answer is c.
    Why not a. or b. please help? thanks

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    Re: Had never or did not have any...

    As with your other question about transforming a sentence, the original is not natural. It should be "I never have lunch". This becomes "She never had lunch" Adverbs of frequency generally go before the full verb


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