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    Position of yet

    1. I did not yet receive the item.
    2. I did not receive yet the item.
    3. I did not receive yet, the item.
    4. I did not receive the item yet.

    I think only 2 is grammatically incorrect. Could you please let me know which ones are correct?

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    Re: Position of yet

    With 'yet', we are more likely to use the present perfect in BrE.

    1. I haven't yet received the item.
    2. I haven't received yet the item.
    3. I haven't received yet, the item.
    4. I haven't received the item yet
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    Only #1 and #4 are correct and natural
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    #3

    Re: Position of yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    With 'yet', we are more likely to use the present perfect in BrE.
    Only the present perfect works for my American ears, though I can imagine other Americans using the simple past.
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    Re: Position of yet

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Only the present perfect works for my American ears, though I can imagine other Americans using the simple past.
    If some Americans use the simple past, which of these sentences would work? Thanks

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    Re: Position of yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Talab1234 View Post
    If some Americans use the simple past, which of these sentences would work? Thanks
    Still 1 and 4. Regardless of the verb, they're the only two in which the word "yet" is in a natural position.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Position of yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Talab1234 View Post
    1. I did not yet receive the item.
    2. I did not receive yet the item.
    3. I did not receive yet, the item.
    4. I did not receive the item yet.

    I think only 2 is grammatically incorrect. Could you please let me know which ones are correct?
    I think you'll find it in the end position most often. Examples:

    A: Are you finished?
    B: Not yet!

    A: Have you received the thingamajig?
    B: No, I haven't gotten it yet.

    (Waiting for others to disagree.)
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    #7

    Re: Position of yet

    No, I haven't gotten it yet.
    (BE usage.)

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    #8

    Re: Position of yet

    As a response to a question, the simple "Not yet" suffices in BrE. However, if the sentence is a plain declaratory statement, I agree that "yet" is more common at the end.

    I ordered a pop-up gazebo from your website three weeks ago and I haven't received it yet.

    That's the most natural way of saying it in BrE - using the present perfect and putting "yet" at the end.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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