On 6/27/10 7:58 AM, Lars Finsen wrote: > Den 26. jun. 2010 kl. 21.09 skreiv Lee: > >> Is it more an indication of emphasis? >> >> (a) I haven't used Firefox. >> >> (b) I've never used Firefox. >> >> (c) I've not used Firefox. >> >> To me, (b) implies a stronger negative than a simple "not." Although >> (c) is grammatical, I don't know many people who would use that version.* > > Well, to me, (a) and (b) differ more in the time or context aspect than > the emphasis aspect. The speaker of (a) could have used Firefox after > all, just not in the given context. I feel (c) is a more emphatic > version of (a), but still waterproof only within the context. What about That's what I'd say. "never" is really just "not+ever" adding an aspectual component to an alreay negative statement. > > (d) I haven't ever used Firefox. ...? > > A more emphatic version of (b), perhaps. I wouldn't say more empahatic, but a shift in emphasis to the word "ever", and maybe lessening the emphasis of "not" to a very slight degree. > Just my non-native 2 øre. I think I still have some of those somewhere, along with a krone or two.