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    I still haven't finished

    Hello,

    I would like to know which of these two sentences you, native speakers, use more frequently.

    a) I still haven't finished my homework
    b) I haven't finished my homework yet

    Do they have the same meaning for you?

    Thank you for your help
    Last edited by ratóncolorao; 15-Mar-2011 at 22:45.

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    Re: I still haven't finished

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know which of these two sentences you, native speakers, use more frequently.

    a) I still haven't finished my homework
    b) I haven't finished my homework yet

    Do they have the same meaning for you?

    Thank you for your help
    Basically they have the same meaning. For example, (1)"It's 11:00PM and I still haven't finished my homework. (2) I can't go with you now. I haven't finished my homework yet." Each expression could be used interchangeably in the examples.

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    Re: I still haven't finished

    I agree with that, except that I wouldn't use b) in (1).

    For me, if I want to emphasize to my listener that my homework is taking a very long time, it's late and I want to go to bed, I will only use a). b) doesn't have enough power here.

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    Re: I still haven't finished

    It's pretty rare for words to 'mean the same' (depending crucially on what you mean by 'mean' and 'the same' )

    b

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