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    What's the difference between?

    What's the difference in meaning between:

    Yet to be and is about too?

    Here are the examples in which they were used:

    1- Dinner has yet to be cooked.

    2- The train is about to leave.

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    Re: What's the difference between?

    Maybe, for comparison you should re-write the second sentence as;
    The dinner is about to be cooked.
    And, for the first one you should add "the" at the very beginning.
    But I think the native-speakers will just say; The dinner is almost ready (or done).

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    Re: What's the difference between?

    Quote Originally Posted by tasneemspring View Post
    What's the difference in meaning between:

    Yet to be and is about too?

    Here are the examples in which they were used:

    1- Dinner has yet to be cooked. This simply says that dinner hasn't been cooked yet, it doesn't give any indication about when it will be cooked.

    2- The train is about to leave. This says that while the train hasn't left yet, it is going to leave right now.
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    Re: What's the difference between?

    The difference:
    "...has yet to be" = hasn't started
    "about to be" = hasn't started but will/could begin at any moment

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