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    #1

    present continuous + yet

    Can I say "Are you eating yet?

    Please help!!


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    #2

    Re: present continuous + yet

    Grammatically, yes, the sentence is correct, and I can think of a situation where I might use this phrasing.

    But what do you think you are asking? What is the situation you have in mind that you would ask this question?


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    Re: present continuous + yet

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Grammatically, yes, the sentence is correct, and I can think of a situation where I might use this phrasing.

    But what do you think you are asking? What is the situation you have in mind that you would ask this question?
    If I want to see if my work friend has started to eat his lunch food or if he can have time for a cigarette.

    Thank you. David.


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    Re: present continuous + yet

    Yes. This is a casual, colloquial way of asking him if he feels like/is ready to/is available (able to get away from his work desk) to eat (lunch).
    Apart from replying 'yes' or 'sure', he might say, "I'm taking my lunch break a bit later today." or "I'm skipping lunch today so I can leave (work) early."


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    Re: present continuous + yet

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
    I knew I was right.

    Khob khun krab khun David. ( Thanks David in Thai language)

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