English Lesson & Quiz: Ever & Never

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Have you ever seen anything like this?

Have you ever been to New York City? I have been to several different countries all over the world, but there is something about the atmosphere of the Big Apple that I just love. I have never seen a city that has such a variety of people and authentic cuisines as New York. Here, you can find a restaurant from just about every country or region in the world. We even have ethnic neighborhoods such as Little Brazil, Korea Town, Little Italy, and Chinatown. If you like to eat, you’ll love Manhattan!

We use ever, before, and never along with the present perfect to talk about “any time before now.” Do you know how to use these words? Have a look at today’s lesson and then take the quiz to check your understanding.

We use ever when we ask questions using the present perfect. The structure is have [someone] ever + PP VERB. We use ever, when we are asking someone about their experience at any time in the past before now:

  • Have you ever been to New York City?
  • Has Fred ever read that book?
  • Have you ever eaten at that restaurant?

When we answer this kind of question, we do not use ever in the answer. In addition, for a negative answer, we use never.

Kathy: Have you ever been to New York City?

Larry: Yes, I have been there many times. Not, “Yes, I have ever been there many times.”

 

Danny: Has Fred ever read that book?

Janet: No, he has never read it.

Generally, in a conversation, when someone asks us a question about our experience, for positive responses we answer with the present perfect and then provide more information:

Kathy: Have you ever been to New York City?

Larry: Yes, I have been there many times. In fact, I went there twice last year on business.

 

Danny: Has Fred ever eaten Turkish food?

Janet: Yes, he has. He eats it all the time. He loves it!

Can you remember the rules? Try to check yourself with this quiz:

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Question 1
Do you want to _____ my car again?
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Question 2
Can I _____ your pen?
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borrow
B
lend
C
rent
Question 3
How many times have I ______ you my iPhone?
A
borrowed
B
lent
C
rented
Question 4
Are you going to _____ a car at the airport?
A
borrow
B
lent
C
rent
Question 5
I heard you _____ your dictionary to Tom.
A
borrowed
B
lent
C
rent
Question 6
I need to _____ your stapler.
A
borrow
B
lend
C
rent
Question 7
I need to _____ you my stapler.
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borrow
B
lend
C
rent
Question 8
I _____ that house for the summer.
A
borrowed
B
lend
C
rented
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