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    #1

    still vs yet


    I have to send it to my teacher still today.

    I have to send it to my teacher today yet.

    hi,
    which sentence is the correct one, please?


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    #2

    Re: still vs yet

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post

    I have to send it to my teacher still today.

    I have to send it to my teacher today yet.

    hi,
    which sentence is the correct one, please?
    Neither.

    I still have to send it to my teacher today is what I think you are trying to say.

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    #3

    Re: still vs yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Neither.

    I still have to send it to my teacher today is what I think you are trying to say.
    Hi Anglika!
    This kind of construction would never come to the mind of a native, nor even poetically?
    I mean, the language is a live thing, right? It's hard for me to understand that I couldn't express that idea a little bit differently than "I still have...".
    Thanks.


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    #4

    Re: still vs yet

    Even though language is living, it still has to be comprehensible and logical. Your sentences are ungrammatical in English. Sorry. Even as possible poetry they fail to make sense and sound like a non-English construction.

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    #5

    Re: still vs yet

    I'm not a teacher, but I strongly concur with Anglika's summary. One other way to phrase it might be "It's due today, but I have yet to send it to my teacher." As a native speaker, I actually found the contstructions you asked about difficult to say out loud because my natural word order patterns kept imposing themselves when I read the words.

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