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    #1

    difference between yet and but

    Hi,

    How can we be sure of when to use but or yet?

    thnaks

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    #2

    Re: difference between yet and but

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria07 View Post
    Hi,

    How can we be sure of when to use but or yet?

    thnaks
    The best way would be to use "but for 'but/pero' and 'yet' for 'yet/todavia/aun'; then, when you've become more familiar with the language, you will understand better when to use "yet' for 'but' and 'but' for 'yet'.

    But/Yet/Still, if you have to choose between:
    "She is but a child" and "She is yet a child", you can write: "She is still a child".

    Perhaps you could write some sentences in which you aren't sure which to use?

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    #3

    Re: difference between yet and but

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria07 View Post
    Hi,

    How can we be sure of when to use but or yet?

    thnaks
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Maria.

    (1) Some people say that it is better to use "yet" when you are

    SURPRISED:

    She is a nurse, yet she smokes 20 cigarettes a day!!!

    I am ugly, yet many ladies find me attractive!!!

    I told him that there was a shark in the water, yet he still
    went swimming!!

    She doesn't know a word of my language, yet she seems to understand everything I say!!!

    That movie was really boring, yet I can't seem to forget it.

    (2) Some people also say that "yet" is something like "although":

    Although I am ugly, many ladies ....

    Although she is a nurse, she smokes ....

    Although that movie was boring ....

    ***** Thank you *****
    Last edited by TheParser; 09-Jun-2010 at 14:08.

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