How to use "never" with Present simple tense



I learned that we could use "never" with present perfect tense about experiences in someone’s life. However, I don’t understand when we use never with other tenses like present simple tense.

I never eat avocados.

I have never eaten avocados.

Could you tell me that above sentences have the same meaning or not?


Posted 2014-03-16T10:19:56.887

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Different meaning. have never eaten means you've never tried this fruit, you don't even know the taste. When never eat means you don't eat them, it is not your habit, I won't see avocados in your hands. But notice that if you don't eat them, it doesn't imply you've never eaten them. Maybe you used to eat them before, but then stopped.


Posted 2014-03-16T10:19:56.887

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