View Poll Results: I have ____ to do it.

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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Already/Yet

    Regard "already" as something thatīs in the past...done
    and "yet" as something that you still have to do some time...later today/tomorrow/in life....

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    Default Re: Already/Yet

    I voted for 'yet' though I was unsure of which is correct.And at the same time 'already' didn't make any sense in this sentence at all.

    Maybe, you can write as: I have done it already.

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    Enlighten me please. Which is correct?

    1. Have you eaten yet?
    2. Have you eaten already?

    Do they mean the same?


    Thanks!

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    1 I don't know whether you've eaten or not
    2 I think you may have eaten, and could be surprised by this

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    WTF i messed the answer.
    I had chosen the wrong answer.

    Okay maybe the luck will be in my favor next time..

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    I'm afraid it's just better luck next time.

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    Default Re: Already/Yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I haven't done it yet.
    I have yet to do it.
    (These two sentences mean the same)
    But the two sentences don't refer exactly to the same meaning, right? I mean the first one just says I haven't done a particular thing yet, but it doesn't imply if I'm going to do it in future or not. The second one implies more "but I'm going to do it, soon", right? I'm just not sure if I understand the meaning correctly :)
    Last edited by *shari*; 26-Sep-2006 at 00:23.

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    Default Re: Already/Yet

    I think in both cases there is an implication either that the person will or that they should do it, but I agree that it is stronger in the second.

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    Thanks :)

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    wow,
    sometimes i get so amazed of the way you teach here, its so simple and lovely to learn from , but i have yet to study english more

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