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 Post subject: Different types of never/always
PostPosted: 2013 02 19, 23:08 

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Hi

I was just wondering if someone could help me; I was just wondering what the difference is between the different types of 'never' and the different types of 'always'. So when would you use niekada, when you would use niekados, or when you would use niekuomet, and the same for visada, visados, visuomet.

Apologies if this is answered in a later lesson.

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PostPosted: 2013 02 21, 07:06 
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I can't think of any difference. Yet I wouldn't use all of them always, as if I felt something I can't put into a rule. I'm most likely wrong. Let's see what a native has to say about them.

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PostPosted: 2013 02 21, 12:55 
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niekada niekados niekuomet
visada visados visuomet

There's absolutely no difference in meaning between niekada and niekados. The first is simply used more frequently, the second has kinda got old. The same applies to visada and visados.

The -uomet words have a slight difference in the scope of time: the -ada adverbs denote a continuous uninterrupted time, the -uomet adverbs denote time that is occurring in a pattern, regularly. Let me write some examples:

Jis visada drąsus. He is always brave. (= No particular patterns, just always having this property.)
Jis visuomet drąsus. He is brave all the time. (= Some patterns are held in mind. For instance, he is brave whenever danger arises.)

Jis niekada mūsų neaplankė. He never visited us. (= Just a cold never.)
Jis niekuomet mūsų neaplankė. He never visited us. / He never took the opportunity to visit us. (= Some patterns of the person having opportunities to visit are held in mind.)

This may be hard to grasp, as it took myself quite a time to really catch the difference in these adverbs. I suggest just use them all interchangeably from time to time, giving priority to "niekada".


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PostPosted: 2013 02 25, 20:46 

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Thanks! That's really helpful :)


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