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    #1

    have never played with him when...

    1) I played with him when he warmed up.
    I think this could mean two things:
    1a) I played with him after he warmed up.
    1b) I played with him when he was warming up.


    2) I have never played with him when he warmed up.
    Could this one have two meanings:
    2a) I have never played with him after he warmed up.
    2b) I have never played with him when he was warming up.


    I don't know why, but to me '2' just means '2b'.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: have never played with him when...

    Both 1 and 2 are completely unnatural. "When" just doesn't fit.

    I played with him once he had warmed up.
    I played with him after he had warmed up.
    I played with him while he was warming up.

    I don't even know what 2 is supposed to mean. I assume it's "I have never played with him while he is still warming up".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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