ever

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ever is part of the Basic English 850.
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ever is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
ever

Pronunciation[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
ever

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If I ask you if you have ever been to France, I am asking if you have been to France at any time in your life.
    Have you ever met a king or queen?
  2. Ever may also mean always.
    I will love you forever and ever.

Usage[change]

Where ever means "at any time" it is used mainly in questions and negatives.

  • Incorrect: I have ever been to France.
  • Correct: I have been to France.
  • Correct: I haven't ever been to France.
  • Correct: I have never been to France. ("Never" is used, not "ever")

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