Please can you tell me whether it is possible to replace yet by still in the sentence below without change of the meaning?
He's overweight and bald, and yet somehow, he's incredibly attractive.
What is the difference between still and yet in such types of sentences?
Thanks a lot.
"He's overweight and bald, in spite of that somehow, he's incredibly attractive."
You could replace it with "still" and it would mean effectively the same thing. Used in this way "still" doesn't necessarily mean a continuation, although it can.
Similar examples: Canada is a rich country yet there is poverty.
He is poor yet happy.
Last edited by sarat_106; 09-Jul-2008 at 13:04.
The same with your examples, if we say "Canada is a rich country and yet there is poverty." we are remarking that even though Canada is rich, poverty exists there.
Frank hasn't left yet, so he is still here.