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    #1

    Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    Have you finished your homework yet?

    Is there a difference if we leave out the 'yet' in the above sentence?

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    #2

    Re: Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes.
    Thanks, Bhai.

    Could you tell me the difference, please?

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    #4

    Re: Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    With "Have you finished your homework yet?" the implication is that if you haven't finished it you should have and you had better be about doing it. (What a difference one little word can make, eh?)

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    Re: Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    With "Have you finished your homework yet?" the implication is that if you haven't finished it you should have and you had better be about doing it. (What a difference one little word can make, eh?)
    If a parent asks her child , "Have you finished your homework?", what is the implication?

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    #6

    Re: Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    In that sentence, it is a simple question.

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    #7

    Re: Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    'Have you finished your homework yet?' = 'Have you finished your homework which should have been finished by now?'
    Is it correct?
    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    It is very wordy, Matthew.

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    #9

    Re: Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    Have you received my email yet?

    Is there a difference if we leave out the 'yet' in the above sentence?

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    Re: Have you finished your homework (yet)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Have you received my email yet?
    I think the speaker expects that the listener should have received it.
    Not a teacher.

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