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    #1

    still / yet

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough explain to me more detail the proper usage of “still” and “yet”?

    It’s 10:00 and Tom is still in bed.
    Have you given up smoking? – No, I still smoke.
    Are you still living in the same house, or have you moved?
    When I went to bed, Ann was still working.
    Do you still want to go to the party, or have you changed your mind?

    I’m hungry. Is dinner ready yet?
    Have you finished writing that letter yet?
    It’s 10:00 and Tom hasn’t gotten up yet.
    We don’t know where we’re going on our vocation yet.

    Jack lost his job a year ago and he is still unemployed.
    Jack lost his job a year ago and hasn’t found another job yet.

    It is still raining?
    Has it stopped raining yet?

    Can Frank still be at the airport on Friday?
    Can Frank be at the airport on Friday yet?

    Frank hasn’t left yet.
    Frank still hasn’t left.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards

    V.

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    #2

    Re: still / yet

    This link helps you a lot

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    Re: still / yet

    Hi xpet,

    Thank you for the very helpful link.

    Regards

    V.

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    #4

    Re: still / yet

    To make it clear/easy.

    Still would merely mean both always and again at a very moment. (First meaning ever).
    Eg He is still cooking. Ei He is always and again cooking.

    Other less common usages of still:
    Still meaning though. I rely on her and still I am totally not sure.

    Yet could mainly mean until now (A) and in another common sense, though (B). (Both first and second meaning ever).
    This is no common using instance => Eg I have not finished yet and yet I have been worked a quite long moment. Ei I have not finished to do something and though I have been worked a long moment.



    To profoundly struggle on them, take a carefully glance at these followings.
    1) Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    2) Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

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    #5

    Re: still / yet

    There is a very good free video at Competence English language videos, called: How to use "still" and "yet" naturally.

    I hope that helps.

    Matthew Balson

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    #6

    Re: still / yet

    Hi philadelphia,

    Thank you for your extensive resarch the matter in question.

    Regards

    V.

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    #7

    Re: still / yet

    Hi competence,

    Thank you for your very interesting and helpful link.

    Regards

    V.

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