When should you use ever and when should you use never?
What’s the difference between within and between? Learn this, and more, on this episode of Aprender Ingles con Reza y Craig
Email from Patreon supporter Lucas Antonio from Santiago de Chile
Hi Reza and Craig, I’m a huge fan of your podcast. In fact, I became a patreon supporter a month ago, and now I’m going to buy the English course for level B2 because I fully trust in your way of teaching, having said that I’d like to ask some things:
First, would you have a course in the future for an advanced level? I’d buy it immediately if you have (had) one in the future.
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Secondly, I’d like to know the difference or if there is any when using “between” or “within” for example “between/within these 4 options”
Finally, I’d like to know if there is any difference between saying “round” and “around”.
Between – entre – Chicago is between New York and Los Angeles. / Why don’t we split the bill between the two of us?
Within – dentro (de) – As we got closer1 to the old, haunted house we could hear a scratching sound coming from within.
I’ll lend you 100 euros, but I want it back within a week.
We got the inheritance within a year of her death.
Although he was employed as an office worker, he always felt like a poet within.
Lucas Antonio’s example: “between/within these 4 options”
Round and Around
Round is usually used as an adjective: Let’s sit at the round table over there.
Around is usually used as an adverb: When I first went to New York, I was really amazed to see the skyscrapers towering all around.
Round can be used as an adverb: I turned the whiskey glass round and round.
Sometimes the two words are interchangeable: I put my arm round/around her. / The moon goes round/around the Earth.
Around can also mean approximate time or place: I’ll meet you around here in around half an hour.
Famous proverb: “What goes around, comes around.”
Audio message from Lina. When to use ‘ever’ and ‘never’?
EVER and NEVER
Use ever in negative sentences. It’s the opposite of always:
Don’t you ever insult Mickey Mouse again!
If you ever go to Asturias, make sure you try Fabada Asturiana (Bean Stew)
Never and ever are similar but are used in different ways.
Never means nunca. It’s a negative word. I’ve never been to Mexico.
Ever means alguna vez: Have you ever been to Pamplona?
Forever/For ever = until the end of time – but often used with poetic licence!
You can use never and ever together for emphasis: I have never, ever seen such a big nose in all my life.
You can repeat “never” or “and ever” several times for emphasis:
You’ve gone too far. I will never never never never never (ever) forgive you!
Oh darling! I’ll love you for ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever!
Are you old enough to remember this song?
Ever and Never can be used after superlatives and words like only and first:
Coco is the quietest and most well-behaved dog I have ever met.
I have never met a quieter or more well-behaved dog than Coco.
The first job I ever had was in an insurance company.
What’s the first job you ever had?
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Have you ever been to Disneyland?
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