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Thread: Around

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
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    What is the real meaning of ?

    IŽll be around for some time yet .

    And as Yet is used on negative, on this sentence, what ?

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
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    Re: Around

    I'll stay here for some time. I'm not leaving yet.

    'Yet' in a positive sentence means that the time due to come after the action in progress is finished hasn't come yet.

    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    Re: Around

    Depending on the conversation, the sentence could be an idiomatic way of saying, I expect to live(=be around, be alive) for a whole lot longer than this, thanks; that 'I'm not thinking of dropping dead just yet'; 'there's a lot more life in me yet, thanks';
    and other variations on that.

    yet' = still to come. Hence, '...for some time still to come.'


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