in questions. e.g.
Have you ever been to England?
Has she ever met the Prime Minister?
in negative questions e.g.
and in negative statements using the pattern nothing.......ever, nobody.......ever
Haven't they ever been to Europe?
Haven't you ever eaten Chinese food?
Nobody has ever said that to me before.
Nothing like this has ever happened to us.
'Ever' is also used with 'The first time....
It's the first time (that) I've ever eaten snails. This is the first time I've ever been to England.
means at no time before now
, and is the same asnot ..... ever
I have never visited Berlin