"didn't happen" or "haven't happened" before.

Subhajit12

Senior Member
Hindi
Should I use 'haven't happened' or 'didn't happen' in the context?

Yesterday a tragic incident happened near Delhi. At least 50 people died in the rail accident. The government and railway officials took the responsibility of the accident. It is not that incidents like that didn't happen/haven't happened before but the number of deaths never rose to that point.
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    Is this your own sentence?

    You need "haven't happened before" and I'd say "incidents like this", not "that".

    By the way, you need "a rail accident", not "the rail accident", and "took responsibility for", not "took the responsibility of".
     

    Subhajit12

    Senior Member
    Hindi
    Is this your own sentence?

    You need "haven't happened before" and I'd say "incidents like this", not "that".

    By the way, you need "a rail accident", not "the rail accident", and "took responsibility for", not "took the responsibility of".
    Thank you. should I write "have never risen to that point" or "never rose to that point"?
     

    Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    That's a separate question and you need a new thread but I can tell you that neither sounds suitable. You'll need to express it differently.
     
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