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Correct? Have you EVER been to the U.S. BEFORE?

Have you ever been to the U.S. before?

Do you use "ever" and "before" in one sentence?

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    It's not incorrect and I've heard it / said it before.

    But I would try to avoid saying it.

    No. It is what we call redundant. The word ever takes care of it. You don't need before. Another way to say it is ever implies before, so adding before is like adding unnecessary baggage.

    Have you ever been in the U.S.?

    The correct form is what I wrote it above.

    Sure, people say it all the time.

    Technically adding both 'before' and 'ever' is redundant, as jerrymack8 said, but native speakers do it constantly.

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