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    More recently, a naturally occurring flavonoid withanti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (such as quercetin) has been used in disease. Its success is yet to be confirmed.

    Should the last sentence be written Its success is NOT yet to be confirmed? When yet is used, should the not be used or not and why? Thank you for your answer.

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    Re: About yet

    "Success is yet to be confirmed" means "Success hasn't been confirmed yet", "Success is not yet confirmed", "Success it still to be confirmed".
    "Success is not yet to be confirmed" is a strange sentence which would mean, "It's not time to confirm success", "We have made no plans to confirm success any time soon".

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    has been used in disease
    I'd use something like has been used in treating disease. Also, Given that quercetin is an example of a flavonoid being used, should it be flavonoids and their success? If quercetin is the only one being tested, then such as is incorrect.

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    So the word yet has already had a negative meaning. Is it correct? If so, which one is correct, he has not known it yet, he has known it yet or he has yet known it?

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    Its success is yet to be confirmed = its success has not yet been confirmed.

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    So the word yet has already had a negative meaning. Is it correct? If so, which one is correct, he has not known it yet, he has known it yet or he has yet known it?
    "He has yet to find out" means that he hasn't found out yet.
    We don't use 'know' to mean "come to know". You can use "find out, discover". None of your sentences, therefore, are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "He has yet to find out" means that he hasn't found out yet.
    We don't use 'know' to mean "come to know". You can use "find out, discover". None of your sentences, therefore, are right.
    The yet has already had negative meaning. Is it correct? Following your example, we cannot say he has NOT found out yet, right?

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    Wrong. "Yet" does not always have a "negative meaning." It depends upon the position. See my earlier post #5.

    He has yet to find out = He has not found out yet.

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    Following your example, we cannot say he has NOT found out yet, right?
    Howso? I just wrote, and you have quoted, "He has yet to find out" means that he hasn't found out yet."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Howso? I just wrote, and you have quoted, "He has yet to find out" means that he hasn't found out yet."
    So, yet does have a negative meaning. Yet means has not, right? In your example, he has yet to find out = he has not yet found out = he has not found out so far. Is it correct?
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