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    #1

    Post "never"

    what is the difference between the two?

    1. She never tried to eat apples.

    2. She never tries to eat apples.

    please tell me what these two sentences imply.


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    Re: "never"

    1. She never tried to eat apples. Past tense
    2. She never tries to eat apples. Present tense

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    Post Re: "never"

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    1. She never tried to eat apples. Past tense
    2. She never tries to eat apples. Present tense
    but what do these sentences imply.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    but what do these sentences imply.
    mamen,

    Sorry, but I don't understand what you want to know. I hope somebody else responds. Let's wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    mamen,

    Sorry, but I don't understand what you want to know. I hope somebody else responds. Let's wait.
    what I mean is that, when I'm going to use the following sentences, what thing or thought they may imply

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    #6

    Re: "never"

    Guessing what mamen wants to know re "implying" -

    1. She never tried to eat apples. (She was given the opportunity in the past to eat them, but did not take up that opportunity.)

    2. She never tries to eat apples. (She continues to be offered - in the ongoing present - the opportunity to eat apples, but continues to refuse apples whenever she is offered them.)

    Does that help?

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