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    #1

    as long as she does not show signs yet vs. as long as she does not yet show

    She can drink alcohol as long as she does not show any signs of pregnancy yet.
    She can drink alcohol as long as she does not yet show any signs of pregancy.

    In my opinion both sound a little off... Which one sounds better, or should I opt for a completely different solution?
    Thank you.

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    Re: as long as she does not show signs yet vs. as long as she does not yet show

    Both sentences are OK. One could argue that "yet" is not needed.

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    Re: as long as she does not show signs yet vs. as long as she does not yet show

    I agree that both are natural and grammatically correct, but my daughter the obstetrician advises me that both are wrong in fact. Just in case the OP was in any doubt about that.
    Last edited by probus; 05-May-2015 at 05:22.

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    #4

    Re: as long as she does not show signs yet vs. as long as she does not yet show

    Thank you both.

    The actual sentence was a little different and quite long, so I changed it to something shorter with a different meaning. But in hindsight I agree that I could have chosen a better one.

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    #5

    Re: as long as she does not show signs yet vs. as long as she does not yet show

    I agree with Probus. Even though fetal alcohol syndrome can occur at any point in pregnancy, the effects are more severe toward the end of the first trimester, before signs of pregnancy show.

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