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    Post the first ever

    Hi, teacher
    What does " ever" mean in the following sentence? Tell me the definition, please.
    She became the first ever to win three Iditarod races in a row..


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    Re: the first ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi, teacher
    What does " ever" mean in the following sentence? Tell me the definition, please.
    She became the first ever to win three Iditarod races in a row..
    Here, the word "ever" is just used to make "the first" sound stronger. It means that no-one had won three Iditarod races in a row at any time in the past.

    Here is another context:

    "Did you ever play football when you were a child?"

    This means:

    "When you were a child, was there any time that you played football?" (This means that even if you only played football once, the answer is "Yes".)

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