They mean different things, Mould.Hi everyone!
Which one between "I never thought that... and I've never thought that..." is the right form?
The adverb "never" shouldn't be use just with the present perfect tense?
So why I see a lot of people using it with the simple past tense?
So saying:It depends on the context. I don't think there is any rule that says you can't use "never" with the simple past. I think you see (and probably hear) lots of people writing and saying that because they find it acceptable. So do I.
I've never thought about that before.
I never thought about it, but I just acted on instinct.
Could you write an example? It would be very helpfull.They mean different things, Mould.
There's a diffence in application between the simple past and the present perfect, and both can be used with never in the case of to think. It's a question of what you want to say.
I knew it would be helpful, Mould, but I didn't think it necessary. Look at this thread from this morning, which gives a lot of helpful information and examples, particularly in its embedded links. It also tells you how to find examples by the score, when you have a question like this.[...]
Could you write an example? It would be very helpfull.