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    Please explain

    Hello Teachers,

    What is the difference between these two sentences?

    You are speaking faster than you ever spoke before.

    You are speaking faster than you ever did before.

    Which one is correct?

    Please explain.

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    Exclamation Re: Please explain

    Quote Originally Posted by hsb View Post
    Hello Teachers,

    What is the difference between these two sentences?

    You are speaking faster than you ever spoke before.

    You are speaking faster than you ever did before.

    Which one is correct?

    Please explain.
    In the second sentence the adverb of frequency 'ever' should be placed after the auxiliay verb 'did'. Meaning wise there is no difference.
    However I am not a teacher. You may wait for the comments of our experts.

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    Re: Please explain

    Quote Originally Posted by Manas Ranjan Mallick View Post
    In the second sentence the adverb of frequency 'ever' should be placed after the auxiliay verb 'did'. Meaning wise there is no difference.
    However I am not a teacher. You may wait for the comments of our experts.

    Hi,
    They are both ok, if not very elegant. I prefer; "You are speaking (much) faster than you have ever spoken before."

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