... I’ve never seen/ had never seen before

ThePellican

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Neapolitan,Italian - Naples
Hi everyone!
Lately I’ve been having troubles with sentences like the one below :
‘ Today I’ve seen something that I’ve never seen / had never seen before. ‘
My question is : which tense am I supposed to use in such phrases ?

Any help would be very appreciated :)
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Today I’ve seen something I’d never seen before
    Today I saw something I’d never seen before

    I think both need to be backshifted. This is because the moment you’ve seen it, the never having seen it is in the past!
     
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