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    #1

    "if you haven't done so yet" "if you haven't already done so"

    Someone asked me in email to recommend a website where he can review Japanese grammar before he takes a Japanese text.
    There is one website I could recommend, but it's kind of popular website, so he may already know it. So can I say:

    1. I guess you could try this website if you haven't done so yet.
    2. I guess you could try this website if you haven't already done so.

    Which is correct? Based on what I learned in school a long time ago, it should be "yet".
    But I think I have seen examples like 2 in real life, so I'd like to confirm. Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: "if you haven't done so yet" "if you haven't already done so"

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    Someone asked me in email to recommend a website where he can review Japanese grammar before he takes a Japanese text.
    There is one website I could recommend, but it's kind of popular website, so he may already know it. So can I say:

    1. I guess you could try this website if you haven't done so yet.
    2. I guess you could try this website if you haven't already done so.

    Which is correct? Based on what I learned in school a long time ago, it should be "yet".
    But I think I have seen examples like 2 in real life, so I'd like to confirm. Thank you.
    They are both possible. I prefer #2.

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    Re: "if you haven't done so yet" "if you haven't already done so"

    Thank you.
    Are there any differences in the meaning between 1 and 2?

    Also, how about this?
    3. I guess you could try this website if you haven't.

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