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    Default yet or finally?

    Hi?

    After months of research, Mr. Kim has (yet/finally) to come to a conclusion on the feasibility of international expansion.

    I think both can be used in this sentence but the answer is 'yet'.

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    Default Re: yet or finally?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokbon View Post
    Hi?

    After months of research, Mr. Kim has (yet/finally) to come to a conclusion on the feasibility of international expansion.

    I think both can be used in this sentence but the answer is 'yet'.
    The meaning is different with "finally".

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    Default Re: yet or finally?

    I think the idea behind the question is that the normal answer for the second option would be finally come if it had the same meaning. I agree with Bhaisahab that both could be used, with different meanings, so it's most likely to be a clumsy question.

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    Default Re: yet or finally?

    You would need to delete the "to" that comes after the blank for "finally" to work.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: yet or finally?

    NOT A TEACHER


    Hello, Mokbon:

    This is how I view your two versions:

    1. After months of research, Mr. Kim has yet to come to a conclusion. = He has not reached a conclusion yet.

    2. After months of research, Mr. Kim has finally come to a conclusion. = He has reached a conclusion.


    *****

    If this was a test question, then you know that the only correct answer would have to be "yet," for you cannot say "has finally to come."


    HAVE A NICE DAY!

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