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'never' vs 'not ever'



 
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'never' vs 'not ever' #1 (permalink) Sun Nov 30, 2008 0:09 am   'never' vs 'not ever'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #708 "Ever vs. never", question 7

A: To tell you the truth I have ......... had that experience ever.

(a) sometimes
(b) always
(c) never
(d) ever

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #708 "Ever vs. never", answer 7

A: To tell you the truth I have never had that experience ever.

Correct answer: (c) never

Your answer was: incorrect
A: To tell you the truth I have sometimes had that experience ever.
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Hi. I will appreciate if you help me.
I think ' never' means ' not ever' so I feel strange the sentence with both never and ever.

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'never' vs 'not ever' #2 (permalink) Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:55 am   'never' vs 'not ever'
 

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'Ever' as in this sentence is acceptable in casual speech, and is used as an intensifier.
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