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  1. Newbie
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    Post Linking words

    Hello,

    Can anyone show me how linking words "yet ... still" and "but ... anyway" are used?

    Thanks

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    Re: Linking words

    Yet is often used with the negative when you want to say that up to the present time something has not happened.

    Still
    can sometimes be used as an alternative to yet.


    When you use still in this way, it is emphatic. You want to say that you are very surprised that something hasnít happened so far..

    I havenít been to Ireland yet, although Iíve visited England many times.
    I still havenít been to Ireland, although Iíve visited England many times.


    Anyway
    is
    used in conversations
    a) to emphasize what is being said
    I don't have time to go and anyway it's too expensive.
    b)to change the subject, return to an earlier subject, get to the most interesting point , finish a conversation

    But, we shall see if it makes a difference... Anyway, I must be off!
    So, it's something, anyway, to look forward to...
    Well anyway, it's lovely talking to you, but I must get on...


    but is similar in meaning to yet, but yet has a stronger effect on the reader or listener.


    The sun was shining and there was no wind, yet it was unusually cold.
    The sun was shining and there was no wind, but it was unusually cold.

    hope this helps.


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