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    Hi.
    Can someone tell me ,in what situation do we use "yet"?
    Did not you do your homework yet? or Have not you done your homework yet? which one is correct and why? please explain me clearly about "yet".

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    Re: yet

    'Haven't you done your homework yet?'

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    Re: yet

    Quote Originally Posted by balakrish View Post
    Hi.
    Can someone tell me [no comma] in what situation do we use "yet"?
    Did not you do your homework yet? or Have not you done your homework yet?
    'Have you not done your homework yet?' is fine.

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    Re: yet

    Quote Originally Posted by balakrish View Post
    ...please explain me clearly about "yet".
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    Among other things, “yet” is an adverb that means “at this time”, “thus far”, “up to a moment”, etc., and it is used – usually at the end of the sentence – to express the idea of an action o event that is expected to occur.

    Please, consider that the past simple is a tense used to describe an action, situation or event that happened in the past but not now, and the adverb “yet” does not match its semantic meaning in this case.

    On the other hand, the present perfect is used to describe a situation, action or event that happened in a period of time up to the present, that continues at this moment or that might happen again.

    “Have you not done your homework yet?”

    The speaker is expecting you to finish your homework. Perhaps you have already started it or not, but the situation is in process.

    In the same way, and to elaborate on this interesting subject, “yet” is also possible in constructions with the past perfect tense to talk about a situation, activity or event that occurred before another one or a particular moment in the past.

    For instance:

    “When I arrived home, he had not done his homework yet”. (He was expected to finish his homework at that time).
    Last edited by José Manuel Rosón Bravo; 23-Dec-2014 at 17:53.
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    Re: yet

    Quote Originally Posted by balakrish View Post
    explain me
    'To' is missing between them.


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