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    Ju is offline Key Member
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    Yet to

    1. We have yet to organise a housewarming party.

    2. We have not yet to organise a housewarming party.

    May I know the differences in meanings of the above sentences?

    I googled the meaning of "yet to" with the result that it means that we supposed to do something but have not yet done. Then it seems the same meaning of "not yet" to me.

    Can you help, please?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Yet to

    #2 should be 'We have not yet organised a housewarming party'.

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    Ju is offline Key Member
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    Re: Yet to

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    #2 should be 'We have not yet organised a housewarming party'.
    Thank you for your correction.

    How about the differences in meanings of the above sentence 1 and 2?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Yet to

    As it stands, #2 is an unnatural way of saying 'We don't have to organise a housewarming party yet (because the new people have decided not to move in for another month)' for example.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Sep-2017 at 13:24.

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    Re: Yet to

    We have yet to is just another way to say We have not yet​ done something. There's no difference in meaning.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Yet to

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    We have yet to is just another way to say We have not yet​ done something. There's no difference in meaning.

    1. We have yet to organise a housewarming party.

    2. We have not yet organised a housewarming party.

    That means they are the same in meaning.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Yet to

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. We have yet to organise a housewarming party.

    2. We have not yet organised a housewarming party.

    That means they are the same in meaning.
    Yes, and you could use we have yet to organise a housewarming party.

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