has he ever

a. Has he ever not helped you when you asked him for help?
b. Hasn't he ever helped you when you asked him for help?
c. Has he not ever helped you when you asked him for help?



1. Have you ever asked him for help and he didn't help you?

2. Have you ever asked him for help and he helped you?

It seems to me that (a) corresponds roughly to (1) and (b) and (c) sort of correspond to (2), but imply that the speaker expects a positive reply. (2) sounds neutral to me. One can't tell whether the speaker expects a positive answer or not.

Is that correct?

Many thanks.

 

 

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