A common construction. A couple more examples:" I have never seen it
isused this way before"
"I have never seen it be used this way before"
Because a simple present, third-person singular conjugation following the main verb is incorrect grammar.why is it wrong to use "is" in that example?
I undestood. Just one more thing: Why is it correct to use "seen + subject + verb" in sentences like these:"I have never seen you work so hard" and " I have never seen you kiss her" , and isn't it in the sentences I suggested?It's either "I have never seen it used before" or "I have never seen it being used before". As already stated, you can omit "being", but you cannot use "is" there, because "it" is not the subject, but the object. I don't know how much the grammatical explanation helps. I suppose you need to be able to sense that it's definitely wrong at same point.
You could say: It was used this way before.
But you cannot say: I have never seen it
wasused this way before.
Maybe someone else is clever enough to explain the differences exactly, without turning to too much grammar, which sometimes isn't very helpful.
Sorry, but not at all.isn't it in the sentences I suggested?
So how can I express this idea properly. I can't imagine a way to say "I have never seen" ... "Someone do somethin" other than the sentences I provided... Like in this song : http://www.metrolyrics.com/ive-never-seen-you-cry-lyrics-jesse-harris.htmlSorry, but not at all.
If you avoid using the second person "you" as a guide, you will save yourself considerable anguish. It's just too hard to see how ythe tense are used.
Your failed (second) sentence is the same as saying "I have never seen him is kissed before."
I hope that doesn't seem correct to you.
(And neither do I believe a direct translation to Brazilian Portuguese works,but I can't provide that example here in English Only.)
Sorry. I was referring to your original post.I am sorry, but I was confused. You said that my sentence "I have never seen you kiss her" was wrong, whereas other people said it was correct.
I understood now. I would like to apologize for my mistakes and misinterpretations, and I also would like to thank you for your attention and for helping me a lot.Sorry. I was referring to your original post.
I (along with everyone else) said your
secondfirst sentence in your original post, "I have never seen it is used this way before" was incorrect.
You suggested that "I have never seen you kiss her" was the same structure, which it is not.