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    "They won't arrive for two hours."
    "They won't arrive for two hours yet."

    What is the function of "yet" here?

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    Default Re: Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauraa View Post
    "They won't arrive for two hours."
    "They won't arrive for two hours yet."

    What is the function of "yet" here?
    What do you think?

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    Default Re: Yet?

    I already checked my dictionary, but no good. Please help me.

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    Default Re: Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by xversion1 View Post
    "They won't arrive for two hours."
    "They won't arrive for two hours yet."
    In this case, "yet" doesn't mean clearly.
    If 2 sentence are "They won't arrive." and "They won't arrive yet." I can show you function of yet:
    "They won't arrive." means they absolutely won't arrive. (speaker sure)
    "They won't arrive yet." means they could arrive or they couldn't arrive. (speaker doesn't sure)
    Most of the above is nonsense. Please state in your posts that you are not a teacher.

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    Default Re: Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What do you think?
    Is the 2nd sentence possible and, if it is, does the yet add any information?

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    Default Re: Yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael84 View Post
    Is the 2nd sentence possible and, if it is, does the yet add any information?
    It is possible. Yet means
    ■ from now into the future for a specified length of time.
    (WordReference dictionary)

    It does not add any information.

    Rover

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