I am currently a bit confused about the difference between these 3 phrases:
- I have never thought of that. (present perfect)
- I had never thought of that. (past perfect)
- I never thought of that. (past simple)
Imagine this situation: Someone has just told me they are going to London next week. They ask me if I ever want to visit that city as well. After they've said that to me a) I start thinking about London and if I really want to go there etc. b) I don't think about my future plans regarding London at all even after hearing what my friend has told me.
What tense would I use as my reply in a) and in b)? 1., 2. or 3. ?
What would be the most natural/fastest reaction for a native?
Thanks for any help.