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    #1

    have not yet / have not as yet?

    Since we began analyzing the information, we have not as yet canceled any scores.

    or

    Since we began analyzing the information, we have not as yet canceled any scores.

    what difference in meaning the usage of as in the first sentence brought forth from the second sentence? also is each sentence correct?

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    Re: have not yet / have not as yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    Since we began analyzing the information, we have not as yet canceled any scores.

    or

    Since we began analyzing the information, we have not canceled any scores.

    what difference in meaning the usage of as in the first sentence brought forth from the second sentence? also is each sentence correct?
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    #3

    Re: have not yet / have not as yet?

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    I agree that 'yet' on its own does the job perfectly well. But it would be misleading to suggest that people don't say "as yet" - I wouldn't be surprised if in one of our sister languages it's perfectly acceptable. People in England, informally use it to emphasize the "yet" - by saying "we have not seen it - as yet", they mean "we have not seen it yet, but we're pretty sure we will sooner or later". This is not a usage I recommend, but (sometimes with a certain regret) I have to admit it's out there.

    Sometimes, not content with a redundant "as", people throw in another innocent bystander - to form the (indefensible, I think) "as of yet" (presumably on the analogy of the [Am E?] "as of now", which in Br Eng is usually rendered as 'as from now' or 'starting now'.

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    Re: have not yet / have not as yet?

    Actually I omitted both "as" and "yet", as being unnecessary.
    Kiranlegend's two sentences are identical.

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    Re: have not yet / have not as yet?

    yeah, my bad:( i didn't ask my question properly.

    second one should have been: Since we began analyzing the information, we have not yet canceled any scores.

    thanks guys for your explanations:)

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