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Hi there, please tell me "have ever known" or "ever knew", which one I should use in the context?

  • Jane was the best girl I have ever known/ever knew.


Note that jane is not alive.
 
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Ever knew. If the context places the narrative in the past, you'd use the past perfect had ever known.
 

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'Jane is the best girl I have ever known.'

Is it wrong to say it if Jane is already dead?
 

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No. It's only wrong to say it if you are dead.
 

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Because it's natural to talk in the past about someone who is dead.
 

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Hi there, please tell me whether I should use "have ever known" or "ever knew" (no comma here) in the following context. [STRIKE]which one I should use in the context?[/STRIKE]


  • Jane was the best girl I have ever known/ever knew.


Note that Jane is not alive.

Note my corrections above. It's more natural to say "Note that Jane is dead".
 
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