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May I ask if I can use "At that point in time I've never had a boyfriend, so he brought some major changes into my life," instead of "I had never had a boyfriend, so he brought some major changes into my life."

I've been using the first option since I could remember and no one ever commented on it and now I'm just confused and sad. Any help would be appreciated.

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No. It's distinctly odd with "I've" - that form relates to something with present relevance, but here you want something (further in the past) with relevance to the (past) time you mention, so "I had never" is normal.

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The first version doesn't make sense, you should say:

"At that time I never had a boyfriend, so he brought some major changes into my life."

But if you mean to say he was your first boyfriend better is:

"Up until that time I never had a boyfriend, so he brought some major changes into my life."

In the second version you don't need to repeat had ; some is also fairly redundant - better is:

"I never had a boyfriend, so he brought major changes into my life."

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    I think it's more idiomatic to say "I'd never had a boyfriend". – Barmar Jan 5 '18 at 21:50
  • Yes I don't disagree with that statement, when it comes to spoken English. – Gary Jan 5 '18 at 21:51
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    And for written, you'd repeat "had". Your wording seems like it would be OK casually, but not formally. – Barmar Jan 5 '18 at 21:52

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