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Hi,

Consider the following sentense:

He left his hometown that night, and he said that he would never, ever go back there ever again

(1) There is a comma after 'never' in the original sentence. What do you think of this comma? Isn't it redundant there?
(2) I guess this sentence is already overburdened with 'ever' and 'never' ... yet is the following "over-kill modification' still correct grammar?

"...and he said that he would never ever go back there never ever again"

(3) Which do you think is a happy medium between the following versions?
(a) ....and he said that he would never go back there again
(b) ....and he said that he would never go back there ever again
(с) ....and he said that he would never ever go back there again

Hope my questions make sense...

mus-te
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MUSCOVITEThere is a comma after 'never' in the original sentence. What do you think of this comma? Isn't it redundant there?
I don't think so. That's how I'd punctuate it.
MUSCOVITEI guess this sentence is already overburdened with 'ever' and 'never' ... yet is the following "over-kill modification' still correct grammar?
Yes.

...and he said that he would never ever go back there, never ever again.
MUSCOVITEWhich do you think is a happy medium between the following versions?
The first one, definitely.
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