Which answers would you pick as correct?

Is it possible that both (Did you ever go/ Have you ever been?) are correct?

A: France is the best country I've ever been.
Did you ever go/ Have you ever been?
B: Yes, I have been / went two years ago

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"Have you ever been" is definitely better for this case.

"Did you ever go" implies a that the person being asked was supposed to "go". For example, "Did you ever go the grocery store like I asked?"

  • Not necessarily. I myself would use have you ever, but did you ever is a possible alternative (there's a song with the refrain "Did you ever see such a funny thing before?") Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 9:06
  • I agree with @KateBunting. I should also add that, in the mid-west states, it is often that we favor saying "Did you ever go..." instead of "have you ever been." Personally, I feel that both sentences are correct, but "Have you ever been" sounds more elegant and proper.
    – Tyler M
    Commented Jul 22, 2020 at 19:39

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