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Never give up (or in)

Posted by ESC on February 10, 2004

In Reply to: Grammar please posted by SR on February 10, 2004

: :We were discussing a poster in one of our classrooms today.
: Which is correct, preferred and why?
: "Never, never give up!"
: or
: "Never, never, give up!"
: or
: "Never ever give up!"
: or
: "Never, ever give up!"
: Many thanks again.

It sounds like a Winston Churchill quote. I am away from my quote books so I am not sure if what I am posting here is exactly what he said. (See below.) Someone please correct me if I am wrong (and I am sure someone will).

Going back to your question, I believe it is correct to write:
Never, never give up. (one comma) and
Never, ever, give up. ("ever" inclosed in commas)

"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense."