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    while and yet

    Could I know the difference between while and yet in usuage?

    May I try :

    Jen is singing while Tim is dancing.

    Bobo has been working very hard for examination, yet she still failed it.

    Karen loves Tom very much, yet Frank is still fooling around.

    While Judy was loving Boris hiddenly, yet, he has already started up a new relationship which hurt Judy real bad.


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    Re: while and yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Could I know the difference between while and yet in usuage?

    May I try :

    Jen is singing while Tim is dancing. [good!]

    Bobo had been working very hard for her examination, yet she still failed it.

    Karen loves Tom very much, yet Frank is still fooling around.

    Although Judy loved Boris secretly, he had already started up a new relationship which hurt Judy real bad.


    Thanks.
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    Re: while and yet

    Jen is singing while Tim is dancing. [good!]

    Bobo had been working very hard for her examination, yet she still failed it.

    Karen loves Tom very much, yet Frank is still fooling around.

    In the third sentence, 'yet' is not really natural: there is not a direct enough connection between Karen loving Tom and Frank fooling around. If we are contrasting the behaviour of, for example, a brother and a sister, then 'but' or 'while' would be more natural. We could use 'yet' in: Karen loves Tom very much; yet she still sees Henry when he is in town.

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    Re: while and yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Could I know the difference between while and yet in usuage?

    May I try :

    1-Jen is singing while Tim is dancing.

    2-Bobo has been working very hard for examination, yet she still failed it.

    3-Karen loves Tom very much, yet Frank is still fooling around.

    4-While Judy was loving Boris hiddenly, yet, he has already started up a new relationship which hurt Judy real bad.


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    What allenman and fivejedjon said are usefull.

    You can carry out a test on "yet". Try to substitute it for "despite this".
    Obviously sentence no.3 fails the test.
    Now imagine sentence 4 without "While":

    "Judy was loving Boris hiddenly, yet, he has already started up a new relationship which hurt Judy real bad."

    Is that okay? No, I don't think so. Simply because it was a hidden love. Allenman sentence is a good suggestion.

    By the way, There is a use of "while" which is similar to that of "yet":

    "4-(formal) used for saying that although you accept that something is true, there are also doubts or facts that you can not ignore: "While I agree with you, I do not believe that your way is best."" (Macmillan dictionary for advanced learners)

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