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This is something that has been bugging me for quite a while.

Suppose I watched The Godfather for the first time yesterady and I tell this to a friend.

"You know, I watched The Godfather yesterday. I had never watched it before / I haven't watched it before. Which is the correct way to convey the original meaning?
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Hi ICU,Emotion: big smile

I haven't watched the movie before.
Hi,

I'd say I hadn't watched it before. [I'd prefer seen rather than watched.]

In expanded form, what I'm saying is I hadn't seen it before yesterday.

Best wishes, Clive
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Then, you are implying that you saw it today. If that's the case, I'll buy that.
Hi again,

I don't follow your thought. What I meant was -

I saw it yesterday.

I hadn't seen it before yesterday.

Best wishes, Clive
Clive
Hi,

I'd say I hadn't watched it before. [I'd prefer seen rather than watched.]

In expanded form, what I'm saying is I hadn't seen it before yesterday.

Best wishes, Clive

Hi there!

Why do you prefer SEEN to WATCHED?
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Hi,

basically, I think that it's just idiomatic. It seems to sound better.

Best wishes, Clive