Never / Not Ever: Penggunaan dan Contoh Kalimat

Penggunaan Never dan Not Ever

Adverb never dapat digantikan oleh not ever, namun kata tersebut jauh lebih umum digunakan.

Kita dapat menggunakan never di awal atau tengah kalimat. Berbeda dengan not ever yang hanya dapat berada di tengah kalimat.

Lihat juga:

penggunaan never dan not ever: Never jauh lebih umum dari not ever. Never dapat menempati awal dan tengah kalimat, sementara not ever hanya di tengah kalimat.

penggunaan never dan not ever

Contoh Kalimat Never dan Not Ever dan Artinya

  1. I never meant to break your heart. / I didn’t ever mean to break your heart.
    (Saya tidak pernah bermaksud menghancurkan hatimu.)
  2. He never hesitates to lend a helping hand to those in need. / He doesn’t ever hesitate to lend a helping hand to those in need.
    (Dia tidak pernah ragu untuk memberikan bantuan kepada mereka yang membutuhkan.)
  3. She has never been interested in working for my company. / She hasn’t ever been interested in working for my company.
    (Dia tidak pernah tertarik untuk bekerja di perusahaan saya.)
  4. My colleague has never failed to meet his deadlines at work. / My colleague hasn’t ever failed to meet his deadlines at work.
    (Rekan saya tidak pernah gagal memenuhi tenggat waktunya di tempat kerja.)
  5. I have never such a breathtaking sunset before. / I have not ever seen such a breathtaking sunset before.
    (Saya belum pernah melihat matahari terbenam yang begitu menakjubkan sebelumnya.)
  6. Never make an important decision when you are angry. / Don’t ever make an important decision when you are angry.
    (Jangan pernah membuat keputusan penting ketika kamu sedang marah.)
  7. I will never go back to this restaurant again. / I won’t ever go back to this restaurant again.
    (Saya tidak akan pernah kembali ke restoran ini.)
  8. Never have I heard about it before. tidak ada: Not ever have I heard about it before.
    (Saya tidak pernah mendengar tentang itu sebelumnya.)

References:

  1. Never or not … ever? https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/never-or-not-ever. Accessed on June 4, 2017.
  2. Never. http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/never. Accessed on June 4, 2017.
  3. Never. http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/never_1. Accessed on June 4, 2017.

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