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    #1

    I have yet to speak ..../ I have to speak...yet

    Hello,

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...rnitv250.shtml

    - I have yet to speak to the personnel manager to discuss my future.
    - I have to speak to the personnel manager to discuss my future yet.

    http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/aza...les/00334.html

    - He is yet a child.
    - He is a child yet.

    I would like to ask if we can put 'yet' at the end of those sentences.

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: I have yet to speak ..../ I have to speak...yet

    You put 'yet' at the end of a sentence which is in the negative.

    I have not spoken to the personnel manager to discuss my future yet.
    He is not a child yet.

    not a teacher

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    Re: I have yet to speak ..../ I have to speak...yet

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    You put 'yet' at the end of a sentence which is in the negative.

    I have not spoken to the personnel manager to discuss my future yet.

    He is not a child yet. Incorrect.
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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Oct-2014 at 10:55.

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    #4

    Re: I have yet to speak ..../ I have to speak...yet

    Matthew and tedmc, please wait for a teacher or native speaker to answer before conducting half-baked discussions on topics you only partly understand, putting us to the trouble of correcting your mistakes and tidying up the thread as well as answering the OP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it incorrect because the OP's sentence means 'He is still a child'?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Obviously, OP means 'he is not a child'.
    Obviously, he does not mean that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post

    A baby cannot talk or walk but a child can, how can a baby be considered a child?
    A baby is very definitely a child. Even a foetus is called 'an unborn child'.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    OP wrote this:
    - He is yet a child.
    - He is a child yet.

    whatever they mean.
    If you don't know what they mean, why don't you wait for a native speaker to answer?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Oct-2014 at 15:20.

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    Re: I have yet to speak ..../ I have to speak...yet

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...rnitv250.shtml

    - I have yet to speak to the personnel manager to discuss my future.

    - I have to speak to the personnel manager to discuss my future yet. This is incorrect.

    http://www.pearsonlongman.com/ae/aza...les/00334.html

    - He is yet a child. This is a literary or poetic way of saying 'He is still a child'.
    - He is a child yet. This is an even more poetic way of saying 'He is a child still'.

    Do not use these constructions in informal speech or you will probably be misunderstood (as you have been).
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