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    How different

    (1)He has not taken his driving test yet.
    (2)He doesn't take his driving test yet.

    How difference is between (1) and (2) ?

    I think that (1) is right English.
    (2) is not good English.
    But native speaker offten use both (1) and (2).

    Please teach how difference?


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    Re: How different

    Quote Originally Posted by Miki19801030 View Post
    (1)He has not taken his driving test yet.
    (2)He doesn't take his driving test yet.

    How difference is between (1) and (2) ?

    I think that (1) is right English.
    (2) is not good English.
    But native speaker offten use both (1) and (2).

    Please teach how difference?
    You are correct (1) is better English as written but (2) is valid too if written properly.

    (1) is a simple statement of fact. It requires no explanation.

    (2) is not so simple...there should be a reason for the action combined with this sentence for it to be correct.

    He doesn't take his driving test because he doesn't feel he is ready yet.


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    Re: How different

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    You are correct (1) is better English as written but (2) is valid too if written properly.

    (1) is a simple statement of fact. It requires no explanation.

    (2) is not so simple...there should be a reason for the action combined with this sentence for it to be correct.

    He doesn't take his driving test because he doesn't feel he is ready yet.
    thank you for answering.
    thinking from your teaching, both are same meaning,right?
    (1)He has not taken his driving test yet, but he expects to take it next week.
    (2)He doesn't take his driving test yet, but he expects to take it next week.


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    Re: How different

    Quote Originally Posted by Miki19801030 View Post
    thank you for answering.
    thinking from your teaching, both are same meaning,right?
    (1)He has not taken his driving test yet, but he expects to take it next week.
    (2)He doesn't take his driving test yet, but he expects to take it next week.
    (1) is definately fine.

    (2) not as good... I would rather see an explanation as to why he doesn't take the test. I think the sentence is incomplete without it. The sentence as written rings wrong to a native English speaker's ears.


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    Re: How different

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    (1) is definately fine.

    (2) not as good... I would rather see an explanation as to why he doesn't take the test. I think the sentence is incomplete without it. The sentence as written rings wrong to a native English speaker's ears.
    OK.I got it. thank you for your answering.
    I'll be counting on you.
    Take it easy.

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    Re: How different


    [The adverb yet] is normally used with present and perfect tenses,
    though in American English you will sometimes hear it used with the past tense.

    • Did you phone him yet? No, sorry. I forgot.

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