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    after yet another

    Hi,

    Is the sentence below would still make sense if I remove the word yet? And would you paraphrase it for me?


    Reports of panic and mayhem are still pouring in after yet another Jake incident last.


    Many thanks.

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    Re: after yet another

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    Would the sentence below still make sense if I remove the word yet? And would you paraphrase it for me?


    Reports of panic and mayhem are still pouring in after yet another Jake incident last.


    Many thanks.
    The sentence doesn't make sense as it is.

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    Re: after yet another

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    Is Would the sentence below would still make sense if I removed the word yet? And would you paraphrase it for me?
    Yes, you could remove 'yet'. It's an intensifier.

    Reports of panic and mayhem are still pouring in after yet another Jake incident last.
    There's no way 'last' fits here. You've probably left off a word, like 'night'.
    "There's been another Jake incident, and reports of panic (resulting from the incident) are still being received."
    - received by the press or the police, probably.

    Many thanks.
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    Re: after yet another

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    R.

    You're right I left off the word night.

    It should be:

    Reports of panic and mayhem are still pouring in after yet another Jake incident last night.

    Did something change?

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    Re: after yet another

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    You're right I left off the word night.

    It should be:

    Reports of panic and mayhem are still pouring in after yet another Jake incident last night.

    Did something change?
    Well, we now know the incident occurred last night.

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    Re: after yet another

    However, I think I'm not the only person who wonders what a "Jake incident" is.
    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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    Re: after yet another

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    However, I think I'm not the only person who wonders what a "Jake incident" is.
    I don't know. But I'm assuming it means something to the OP, so I'm not wondering at all.
    Maybe Jake's up to his old tricks again - whatever they are.

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    Re: after yet another

    That Jakester. He's a rascal. (But must be more than just a rascal if it's widespread panic and mayhem... )
    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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    Re: after yet another

    I would agree that you can remove "yet" but it depends on how many incidents there have been.

    If there had only been one previous incident, but last night there was a second, then simply saying "after another Jake incident" would suffice.

    If, however, there have been several and you really want to stress the fact that there has been another, then "yet another" is better.

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