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This is a sentence meaning question:

Sentence #1: I've been running this extension for over a month, and not once have I had a serious problem. (From an internet source)

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Sentence #2: I've been running this extension for over a month, and I have never had a serious problem. (My construction)

As an ESL, sentence1 is uncommon. Do the two sentences above mean the same?

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    Yes, they mean the same thing exactly. But the first is a more emphatic construction. Not once [etc.] is stronger than: I have never had an x.
    – Lambie
    Nov 11, 2018 at 0:26
  • Is the sentence1 only good for speaking? Is it formal or casual type?
    – John Arvin
    Nov 11, 2018 at 1:37
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    Google for "subject-auxiliary inversion" or "emphasis subject-auxiliary inversion", and so much info will you find that it will improve your understanding. (0: Therefore did I add the tag to your question. Nov 11, 2018 at 1:48

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