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    Smile use of 'yet' in a sentence

    my confusing sentences include the use of yet, which one can be more accurate, if we say "i have not yet finished" i have yet not finished" i have not finished yet" anyone helps me in my questions including my last queries would be strongly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Default Re: use of 'yet' in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by hznaeem View Post
    my confusing sentences include the use of yet, which one can be more accurate, if we say "i have not yet finished" i have yet not finished" i have not finished yet" anyone helps me in my questions including my last queries would be strongly appreciated. Thanks.
    Typically, "yet" goes at the end of a sentence or clause.

    I have not finished yet.

    It's possible to put it after the negative auxiliary, have not-has not, in order to add emphasis.

    I have not yet finished.

    It's also possible to use "yet" to mean "still" without using the present perfect.

    I have yet to finish to finish the report. = I still haven't finished the report.

    I had yet to finish the report. = I still had not finished the report.

    It's also possible to use "yet" to show contrast in the same way we use "but". Using "yet" shows a stronger contrast. It provides emphasis to the contrast.

    It's freezing cold out, yet you still go outside with that thin jacket. You're going to catch a cold.
    Last edited by PROESL; 14-Sep-2009 at 01:02.

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