The use of the Present Perfect and Simple Past in these sentences has always confused me. Which use is correct? And is there a difference?
Here is what I know. I use the Present Perfect to talk about something that might have happened at any point in my life. **For example,
In my whole life, I have felt appreciated twice.
I use the Past Simple to talk about something that happened in the past and is finished. For example,
I felt appreciated yesterday.
Shouldn't the following sentence use the Present Perfect tense?
I have never felt appreciated in my whole life.
I never felt appreciated in my whole life.**
In making sure that the sentence should be in the Present Perfect tense, isn't the correct question to these sentence is the Present Prefect one? Have you ever felt appreciated?