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    #1

    We have not yet to experience the sweet smell of success.

    1. We have not yet to experience the sweet smell of success. (Macmillan English-Chinese Dictionary, page 2124)
    2. We have not yet experienced the sweet smell of success. (My own sentence)
    What's the difference in meaning between the above two sentences?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: We have not yet to experience the sweet smell of success.

    I would delete "not" in the first sentence to make it natural.
    The second is fine.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: We have not yet to experience the sweet smell of success.

    To use "yet to", don't use "not".

    I haven't seen the film yet ---> I have yet to see the film.
    We haven't experienced the thrill of success yet ---> We have yet to experience the thrill of success.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: We have not yet to experience the sweet smell of success.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I would delete "not" in the first sentence to make it natural.
    I would delete "not" in the first sentence to make it correct.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 27-Nov-2020 at 09:43. Reason: Removed a stray bit of code
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