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Unless you include a past event the past simple isn't native.

eg.

Im not good at speaking in public, because I've never taken public speaking. <---correct.

I'm not good at speaking in public, because I never took public speaking. <---should be present perfect tense.

I'm not good at speaking in public, because I never took public speaking in college. <---- correct.

another example:

Im not a good speaker. I think it's because I've never taken public speaking. native.

I'm not a good speaker. I think it's because I never took public speaking. wrong.

I'm not a good speaker. I think it's because I never took public speaking in college. native.

Am i Wrong?
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PreciousJonesAm I wrong?
Not exactly. Your recommendations are good, but be aware that many native speakers say those you've marked "wrong", even though they aren't the best choices. Emotion: smile

CJ
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I think you're right. But there's a little detail.

I'm not good at speaking in public, because I never took public speaking in college. [if you're not in college anymore]

I'm not a good speaker. I think it's because I never took public speaking in college. [if you're not in the college anymore]

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Emmanuel.
CalifJim
PreciousJonesAm I wrong?
Not exactly. Your recommendations are good, but be aware that many native speakers say those you've marked "wrong", even though they aren't the best choices.

CJ
So I guess there's not really right and wrong in English? Just good or bad choices?
PreciousJonesSo I guess there's not really right and wrong in English? Just good or bad choices?
When it comes to the choice between present perfect and past, this is often true, but it doesn't apply to everything in English. Some things are right; some things are wrong; some things are better or worse.

CJ
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