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Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

Is this sentence correct:

"Since I was a child, I've never got VERY along with technology."

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  • 1 month ago

    Original sentence

    "Since I was a child, I've never got VERY along with technology."

    My correction (USA reference)

    Since I was a child, I've never got along very well with technology.

    Explanation

    I switched the "along" & "very", and added the word "well".

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  • 1 month ago

    There are two ways to make this sentence make sense. Either drop the 'very'; or add the word 'well' after the 'very'. These two possibilities are both correct grammatically but they have a subtle difference in meaning to each other. 

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  • 1 month ago

     . . . I've never got along very well" --- if you're a Brit.

     . . . I've never gotten along very well"  --- if you're an American.

    @ TD's -- Oh, look.  Some people need a grammar lesson.

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  • 1 month ago

    Never got along very well

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  • 1 month ago

    No, your sentence is not correct. It should be written like this: "I've never got along with technology, since I was a child." Or like this: "I've never, since I was a child, coped well with technology."

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  • 1 month ago

    Since I was a child I never got along very well with technology.

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  • 1 month ago

    Try this:

    " Ever since I was a child, I have never got along with technology"

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No you can't use very in this way.

    Note also never is an absolute - you cannot increase the degree of neverness.

    I never got along with technology.

    You can add some modifiers for emphasis:

    I never really got along with technology.

    I almost never got along with technology

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