I learned that we could use "never" with present perfect tense about experiences in someone’s life. However, I don’t understand when we use never with other tenses like present simple tense.

I never eat avocados.

I have never eaten avocados.

Could you tell me that above sentences have the same meaning or not?

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Different meaning. have never eaten means you've never tried this fruit, you don't even know the taste. When never eat means you don't eat them, it is not your habit, I won't see avocados in your hands. But notice that if you don't eat them, it doesn't imply you've never eaten them. Maybe you used to eat them before, but then stopped.

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