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In English Romantic Drama Movie "Days of Heaven", Farm Foreman say this words to Farmer.

Farmer: You don't like them, do ya? You never have.

Farm Foreman: I don't think they're honest people. As a matter of fact,I think they're a pair of con artists.

Actually sentence ends with have, How to understand it?

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This is conversational elision, where the last word or two is left off because it's very strongly implied or is repeating a predicate or complement/object thereof that was expressed a few words ago.

The full sentence would be "You don't like them, do ya? You never have [liked them]."

Also "You never have." is a somewhat well-known set of words at least in AmE speech that points back to a sentence just said.

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