|> Other English exercises on the same topic: Present perfect [Change theme]|
|> Similar tests: - Past simple or present perfect - Present perfect simple - Present perfect - Continuous + Perfect - Choosing your past tense... - Preterite or Present Perfect - How to choose your past tense? (again!) - Enough with the Present Perfect...|
|> Double-click on words you don't understand|
Present perfect with Ever - never -
USED WITH THE PRESENT PERFECT
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 nothing, nobody 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?
English exercise "Present perfect with Ever - never -" created by anonyme with The test builder.
Click here to see the current stats of this English test
Please log in to save your progress.
End of the free exercise to learn English: Present perfect with Ever - never -
A free English exercise to learn English.
Other English exercises on the same topic : Present perfect | All our lessons and exercises