This is the best moment in my life VS. This is the best moment of my life.

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This is the best moment in my life VS. This is the best moment of my life. Which one is natural to native English speakers and is there any difference in meaning?

 

And have you ever seen or used anything like the structure of these sentences?

 

I had never met her since we broke up or I had never met her since we had broken up.

 

What do you experts think? Thank you as usual and have a good day.

 

P.S I know that "I have never met her since we broke up." is correct, but I am not sure of the others.

edited Oct 02 '12 at 09:41 Hans Contributor

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This is the best moment of my life sounds more natural to me, but in is also used.

 

I haven't met her since we broke up would be better than I have never met her since we broke up.

link answered Oct 02 '12 at 10:36 Peter Guess Expert

Thank you so much and how about if "Since we had broken up, I had not met her." broke up -> had broken up, and have met -> had met because the situation is not related about this moment but the past moment. The sentence is possible to you anyhow?

HansOct 02 '12 at 11:02

"Since we had broken up, I had not met her." This is a perfectly valid sentence, but the meaning is slightly different. Here, "since" means "because".

It also implies that you might have met her since the time you are referring to – this is pure speculation, however, because the sentence gives no information about the period between then and the present.

The sentence, "I hadn't met her, since we had broken up." also means the same."Up until that point, I had not met her. The reason I had not met her is that we had broken up."

Peter GuessOct 02 '12 at 11:59

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