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    Tag questions in the past

    Could you please tell me if these sentence constructions of mine are correct?

    yet: IN THE FUTURE
    Sure, I may yet to upload our pictures on the website.

    yet: MORE
    I've only got one photo on the site. Now, I'll post yet more of them.


    Did I use the tag questions correctly?

    You really know me very well, don't you?

    You really knew me pretty well, didn't you?

    We had known each other really well, hadn't we?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Tag questions in the past

    Quote Originally Posted by Donno View Post
    Could you please tell me if these sentence constructions of mine are correct?

    yet: IN THE FUTURE
    Sure, I may yet to upload our pictures on the website.

    yet: MORE
    I've only got one photo on the site. Now, I'll post yet more of them.


    Did I use the tag questions correctly?

    You really know me very well, don't you?

    You really knew me pretty well, didn't you?

    We had known each other really well, hadn't we?

    Thanks in advance
    "Yet" as an expression of time doesn't really work in the future. It means "up until now" so it covers the past and the immediate present.

    "Yet" when it means "even" can be used. In your example, I would take out the word "now" and just leave "I only have one photo on the site but I plan to post yet more". Having said that, you don't really need the word "yet". You simply plan to post more. Better would be:

    I have one photo on the site. Tomorrow I will post more. Then the day after tomorrow, I will post yet more!

    Your question tags are perfect.

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    Re: Tag questions in the past

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Yet" as an expression of time doesn't really work in the future. It means "up until now" so it covers the past and the immediate present.

    "Yet" when it means "even" can be used. In your example, I would take out the word "now" and just leave "I only have one photo on the site but I plan to post yet more". Having said that, you don't really need the word "yet". You simply plan to post more. Better would be:

    I have one photo on the site. Tomorrow I will post more. Then the day after tomorrow, I will post yet more!

    Your question tags are perfect.
    Thanks for the reply

    Can we use yet as "sometime" ?

    -I may yet get rich.

    -I may yet to post my photo when I have time.

    Thank you

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    Re: Tag questions in the past

    Quote Originally Posted by Donno View Post
    Thanks for the reply

    Can we use yet as "sometime" ?

    -I may yet get rich.

    -I may yet to post my photo when I have time.

    Thank you
    "I may yet get rich" is OK but you can't say "I may yet to do something", "may yet" is always followed by the bare infinitive: "I may yet do...".

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    Re: Tag questions in the past

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I may yet get rich" is OK but you can't say "I may yet to do something", "may yet" is always followed by the bare infinitive: "I may yet do...".
    I got it

    So we can use yet to mean at a later time.

    How about these:

    I may yet upload it on the internet.
    He may yet turn down our invitation.

    Thank you

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    Re: Tag questions in the past

    Quote Originally Posted by Donno View Post
    I got it

    So we can use yet to mean at a later time.

    How about these:

    I may yet upload it onto the internet.
    He may yet turn down our invitation.

    Thank you
    They are fine.

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    Re: Tag questions in the past

    Apologies, I should have said that "yet" as an expression of time couldn't be used in the future as you had done, as a "definite". As you have shown, there are many ways it can be used to express possibility, where "yet" means the same as "still".

    He may still turn down our invitation.
    I may still post more photos.

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