颜慧Rose
What's the meaning of "ever" in this sentence "Did you ever read the book?" What's the meaning of "ever" in this sentence, please? Thanks!
Nov 14, 2017 11:49 AM
Answers · 6
Ever here is 'at any time'. It's similar to 过 I think. I think that it would usually be used to express a doubt about whether someone had really read it.
November 14, 2017
Yes, Gary is right. It means, "Have you at any time read that book?" Implying that you most likely have not. It is a negative connotation.
November 14, 2017
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November 14, 2017
I think it means " did you even try to read the book? "
November 14, 2017
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