English Grammar : Auxiliary Verb 'Never'

Use of Auxiliary Verb 'Never' in English Grammar

Uses of Auxiliary Verb "NEVER"

'Never' is modal verb used to express surprise, doubt or disbelief and negative infinitive or to say that you did not do something. (make negative statements).

'Never' is equivalent to ‘Not’ but stronger to make negative statements.

It is used with all persons.
'Never' used to express disbilief / disagree with someone or something.
  • • You could never trap me.
  • • I never meant to hurt you.
  • • You should never regret anything.
  • • They never bothered me that much.
  • • I never realized you felt that way.
  • • I guess I never thought about that.
  • • I never meant to put you in danger.
  • • I have never met anyone as sweet as you.
  • • I never meant to make you feel that way.
  • • I never instructed him to ask you anything.
'Never' used to create / express doubts for doing something by some person.
  • • Would he never give up?
  • • I never believed it anyway.
  • • I never thought I could do it.
  • • I never know when to believe you.
  • • How come I never heard about this?
'Never' used to indicate duty to perform..
  • • You should never drink and drive.
  • • You must also never harm another.
'Never' used to express surprise element with negative statement.
  • • You never seem to study.
  • • He never even said goodbye.
  • • He never mentioned you before.
Hope or Wish:
'Never' used to kept some hope or express wish for doing something.
  • • It will never happen again.
  • • I wish we had never come here.
  • • I wish I had never started it!
  • Never the less, we kept trying.
  • Never fear, I have the solution.
Negative Statements:
  • • I am never late.
  • • I never eat meat.
  • • I never met her before.
  • • I have never flown before.
  • • I never drink tea without milk.
  • • I never forgot about that trip.
  • • I never want to go there again.
  • • I never like her from the start.
  • • I have never ridden a horse before.
  • • We never intended to have children.
  • • I never eat this early in the morning.
Negative Sentences:
  • • He has never visited me.
  • • I have never been to America.
  • • I can never remember his name.
  • • He never said he was innocent.
  • • She never had done any good work.
  • • I'll never forget how kind he has been.
  • • Jack has never been able to drive a car.
  • • I have never had anything to do with drugs.
  • • I never went to my friend’s house last week.
  • • She never recovered from the death of her son.
  • • Sima has never been allowed to listen to jazz music.
Thoughts with 'never'
  • • "It is never too old to learn."
  • • "It is never too late to mend."
  • • "Never go to bed on an argument."
  • • "A kite will never be a good hawk."
  • • "Cheaters never win and winners never cheat."
  • • "A friend without faults will never be found."
  • • "Never trust another what you should do yourself."
  • • "Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today."
  • • "Lost time is never found again." "Benjamin Franklin"
  • • "A wise man is never less alone than when he is alone."
  • • "If you don't learn to think when you are young, you may never learn."
Types of Auxiliary Verbs
(1) Auxiliary–cum–verbs.

"Auxiliary-cum-verbs" are :

These 11 auxiliaries are also used as verbs, therefore, they are called Auxiliary–cum–verbs. These are used to form Tenses. ( Please refer Tense Table).

(2) Pure Auxiliary verbs..

These 20 auxiliaries only support normal verbs, therefore, they are called Pure Auxiliary Verbs. They are also called Models or Model Auxiliary Verbs.

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