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    ratóncolorao is offline Member
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    Already, yet, still.

    Hello,

    We know that YET is used in negative and interrogative sentences. ALREADY and STILL are mainly used in affirmative ones and both of them go in mid-position.

    My question is the following: where does STILL go when used in a negative sentence?

    E.g.- I still haven't thought about it

    I have still not thought about it.


    Is it correctly used?

    Thank you

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    birdeen's call is offline VIP Member
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    Re: Already, yet, still.

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    We know that YET is used in negative and interrogative sentences. ALREADY and STILL are mainly used in affirmative ones and both of them go in mid-position.

    My question is the following: where does STILL go when used in a negative sentence?

    E.g.- I still haven't thought about it

    I have still not thought about it.


    Is it correctly used?

    Thank you
    They are both used, but the first is more frequent. Also,

    I haven't still...

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    Re: Already, yet, still.

    Not a teacher


    The position of "still" also depends on what is being modified in terms of continuity. Look at the following examples:


    I am not still sleeping = I am not continuing to be asleep.
    I am still not sleeping = I continue to be awake.


    I hope it helps

    M.

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