Hi, Emad,

Emad Ragheb posted:

What is the right answer :

Nothing like this (happened - has happened - has ever happened - has never happened) to her. 

I see that the natural choice here is: 'has ever happened'.

'Ever' is used with negative adverbs like 'hardly' and in sentences beginning with 'nothing', 'nobody' and 'no one'.

Emad Ragheb posted:

What is the right answer :

Nothing like this (happened - has happened - has ever happened - has never happened) to her. 

Hello, Emad,

I agree with Ahmed_btm that "has ever happened" is a very natural choice, and it is probably the answer that the test makers would like you to choose. However, there is only one incorrect (ungrammatical) answer in the answer set, and that is "has never happened":

  • Nothing like this happened to her. (correct in a suitable context)
  • Nothing like this has happened to her. (correct in a suitable context)
  • Nothing like this has ever happened to her. (correct and very natural)
  • *Nothing like this has never happened to her. (incorrect)

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