[Grammar] Is “I have ever been a broadcaster." grammatically correct?

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I read that "ever" is often used in questions, negatives, comparisons, or sentences with ‘if’, but I'm not sure if "I have ever been a broadcaster." is grammatically correct. Any help will be appreciated.
 
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I'm afraid the word "ever" is not used in that way.
If you wish to use the present perfect, the sentence should be "I have been a broadcaster before."

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If you're talking about your past experience as a broadcaster, "I used to be a broadcaster." would be better.
 
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I'm not sure if "I have ever been a broadcaster." is grammatically correct.

It's ungrammatical as an affirmative answer to "Have you ever been a broadcaster?"
Interpreted as grammatical, it is archaic for "I have always been a broadcaster." :)
 
Note that you could say the emphatic "I've only ever been a broadcaster."
 
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