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elhithebest

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hi I need to know which is correct and why. I mean the order

*If I had known, I would never have done it.

*If I had known, I would have never done it.

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I would choose this one:If I had known, I would have never done it.
 

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hi I need to know which is correct and why. I mean the order

*If I had known, I would never have done it.

*If I had known, I would have never done it.

thanks

***** NOT A TEACHER *****

Hello, Elhithebest.

(1) I think that native speakers often put adverbs (such as "never")

where they think it sounds best to their ears.

(2) Since you are a learner, maybe you might want to follow this

rule that many people like:

If you have two auxiliary verbs ("would" and "have"), put the

adverb in the middle:

I would + NEVER + have + done it.

(3) If you REALLY want to emphasize "never," I think you could

say:

I NEVER + would have done it.

***** Thank you *****
 

elhithebest

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***** NOT A TEACHER *****

Hello, Elhithebest.

(1) I think that native speakers often put adverbs (such as "never")

where they think it sounds best to their ears.

(2) Since you are a learner, maybe you might want to follow this

rule that many people like:

If you have two auxiliary verbs ("would" and "have"), put the

adverb in the middle:

I would + NEVER + have + done it.

(3) If you REALLY want to emphasize "never," I think you could

say:

I NEVER + would have done it.

***** Thank you *****





thanks a lot I didn´t know about point 2
I´ve read many of your quotes and you are really helpful and so gentle in the way you write
thank you very much
 
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