Jordana
Help(please) Hi, there Between THESE THREE options, which one is right? “Today I ate more than I have eaten in my whole life” or “Today I ate more than I ate/did in my whole life”? Or “Today I ate more than I had eaten in my whole life”? Thsnk you
Aug 27, 2018 9:15 PM
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Today I ate more than I have eaten in my whole life
August 27, 2018
2 works in American English, and would be preferred there. 1 and 3 both work in British English and would be preferred here. 2 and 3 have slightly different meanings: 2 considers the day's eating in its entirety, whereas 3 focuses on an eating event clearly in the past (albeit today), perhaps a lunch that we are discussing. Note that 'whole life' implies 'whole life before the big meal', none of the forms implies that the eater's life ended at that time.
August 27, 2018
“Today I ate more than I had eaten in my whole life”?
August 27, 2018
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