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Is 'never seen' present perfect?


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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #1 (permalink) Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:41 am   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-3 "Drive carefully", question 8

I have never ......... her before.

(a) saw
(b) seeing
(c) seen
(d) see

Test No. incompl/elem-3 "Drive carefully", answer 8

I have never seen her before.

Correct answer: (c) seen

Your answer was: incorrect
I have never saw her before.
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why it can be seen not saw. I have+never+v3?
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See/saw #2 (permalink) Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:58 am   See/saw
 

Saw is the Past Simple and have seen is the Present Perfect.
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Never seen #3 (permalink) Fri Jul 01, 2005 18:07 pm   Never seen
 

But this sentence is in Present Perfect!
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Have seen #4 (permalink) Fri Jul 01, 2005 18:31 pm   Have seen
 

Exactly!! SEEN is the past participle.
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #5 (permalink) Thu Sep 11, 2008 21:14 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

It's correct said:

I never saw her before
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #6 (permalink) Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:07 am   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

Yes, you can say that.

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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #7 (permalink) Sat Nov 01, 2008 13:45 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

and if I said "have" that mean I should use "seen"?
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #8 (permalink) Sat Nov 01, 2008 16:02 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

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Right, Kory. Because the word "have" is in the sentence, the only grammatically correct choice is "seen".
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #9 (permalink) Thu Feb 26, 2009 19:49 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

Hello..

I can't say "see" because it's present simple? And I should use "seen" because in this question we are using the present perfect?
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #10 (permalink) Fri Apr 02, 2010 15:32 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

I never saw her before.
I have never saw her before.

What's the difference in these two sentences?

I also selected 'seen' as answer because 'have' is there in the question "I have never .... her before."

Torsten sir please explain. This is my forth post and still waiting for reply.
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #11 (permalink) Fri Apr 02, 2010 15:49 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

Sorry for the disturbance. I think both expressions are the same. The past simple is used by the Americans rather than the English. In other words, the Americans use past simple rather than present perfect to express that action.
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #12 (permalink) Fri Apr 02, 2010 16:39 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

Hello Wanderer,

Thx for your reply.
But still little confusion is there if 'have' is there in sentence we should use 'saw' or 'seen'.
" I have never saw her before."
"I have never seen her before."
Which one is not correct and if both are correct than saw and seen both are correct answers?
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #13 (permalink) Fri Apr 02, 2010 17:12 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

I never saw her before -> Past Simple
(And I haven't seen her yet)
I have never seen her before -> present perfect
(Untill now)
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #14 (permalink) Fri Apr 02, 2010 18:38 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

Of course you must use seen as a past participle after have as it's required.
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Is 'never seen' present perfect? #15 (permalink) Sun Apr 04, 2010 18:42 pm   Is 'never seen' present perfect?
 

Hi,

Remember 'I have never seen'.

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