Can we use “never” in interrogative sentence?
In our English text book, there is a rule,
telling us that we cannot use the frequency adverb “never”
in interrogative sentence. Only “never.”
But I still find some sentences in test paper
with “never” in the interrogative sentence.
Who never cleans the bedroom on weekends?
Does he never brush his teeth after dinner?
‘Who never cleans the bedroom on weekends?’ is fine but less ‘really’ interrogative then ‘Who doesn’t ever clean the bedroom on weekends?’ The neutral ‘ever’ should always be more ‘really’ interrogative than the negative ‘never’. Using ‘never’ could allude to blame.