With EVER and NEVER

EVER

NEVER

 

Ever means 'at any time', the specific time is unknown or unnecessary, and is used in questions.

> Have you ever met a famous person ?

(Did you meet a famous person at any time in the past.)

Never is originally a contraction of 'not ever'.

Ever is also used with nothingnobody for things that haven't happened before.

> - Nobody has ever travelled through time.

Never means the subject hasn't had a certain experience before.

> Have you ever been abroad? No, I've never been abroad.

(I've never had that experience before.)

Ever is also used with 'the first time' for first experiences.

> This is the first time I've ever eaten snake soup.

 

Never can be used in negative questions to show the surprise that you've never had a certain experience before.

> Have you never played soccer?

 

EXERCISE 1

EXERCISE 2 

Fecha: 8/10/2018 | Creado por: Tamara Edith