How to use ‘Ever’ in a sentence?
1) Ever is used in the sense of ‘at any time’ as an adverb in the negative and Interrogative sentence; as
Nothing ever happens in this village.
Have you ever been to Nepal?
2) Ever is used after the comparative degree or superlative degree; as,
He is crying louder than ever. (Comparative)
This is the best picture I have ever seen. (Superlative)
3) Ever is used in the sense of ‘at any time before now / then’ with the verb in Present Perfect Tense or Past Perfect Tense; as,
She is the one of the most beautiful girls I have ever met.
It’s one of the nicest houses that I have ever seen.
4) Ever is used after the Interrogative words; as,
whatever (Adj) – any or every; anything or everything
Whatever problems you face, you must discuss them with the H.R.
whatever (Pron) – Everything or anything that; no matter what
The thief stole everything whatever he could lay his hands on.
whatsoever (Adj) – anything or everything
Whatsoever happens, you will keep your mouth shut.
wherever (Pron) – at , in or to every place or point which; where
Wherever she went, she was rejected.
wherever (Conj) – in, to or at whatever place
They went wherever they could.
wherever (Adv) – no matter where
I will go wherever she takes me.
wheresoever (Conj) – in, to or at whatever place
She was with the guide wheresoever he took her along.
whenever (Conj) at every or anytime that; when
Rajesh calls me whenever he visits to Badlapur.
whenever (Adv) no matter when
You can meet them whenever. They won’t cancel the appointment.
whensoever (conj/adv) at every or any time that; when; no matter when
You can drive that car whensoever you feel driving on Expressway.
whichever (adj/pro) any (one, two, etc; out of several)
Whichever items you had bought yesterday, I saw them online at a cheaper rate.
whoever (pron) – any person who; no matter who
Please deliver this parcel whoever you meet tomorrow.
whomsoever (Pron) – any person who; no matter who
This application was addressed as: Whomsoever it may concern.
however (adv) by whatever means; now matter how
You need to complete that work today however you can.
howsoever (Adv) by whatever means; no matter how; still,
Shyam needs to contact Ravi howsoever. He must inform Ravi about the test today.
however (Conj) still, nevertheless; on the other hand, yet
She was blind, however; she can walk fast without any walking stick.
5) Ever is also used in the sense of ‘at all times’, ‘always’ in the following phrases; as,
forever – She will remember your love forever.
ever after – They lived happily married ever after.
Ever since – Ever since I saw you, I feel love.
Yours ever (generally used at the end of the letter)
6) Sometimes ‘ever’ is used in the sense of ‘at all times’, ‘always’.
His ever-loving wife
His ever-open mouth
An ever-increasing debt