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    Question 5

    I read another day :
    The best is yet to come ..........

    My question is :
    Why not : The best is still to come, as yet is more used on negative sentences.


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    Re: Question 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio67 View Post
    I read another day :
    The best is yet to come ..........

    My question is :
    Why not : The best is still to come, as yet is more used on negative sentences.
    Either word is possible with little (if any) difference in meaning.

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    Re: Question 5

    'The best is yet to come.' is the common and accepted colocation. 'Yet' is not used only in negative sentences.


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    Re: Question 5

    I didn´t understand your explanation.


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    Re: Question 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio67 View Post
    I didn´t understand your explanation.
    I cannot speak for bhaisahab, but it seems that he is addressing your comment:

    yet is more used in negative sentences.

    Yet appears in some positive constructions.

    The phrase: the best is yet to come is one of them.


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    Re: Question 5

    Positive?

    I have taught here that YET is used in negative and interrogative sentences, according to Cambridge material.. So ....????????????

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    Re: Question 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio67 View Post
    Positive?

    I have taught here that YET is used in negative and interrogative sentences, according to Cambridge material.. So ....????????????
    Just a student.

    Hi!!

    I think this is the rule you'll find in most of the British grammars but...there are more things between heaven and earth than the vain philosophy can say! (is there such a saying in English, please?)

    Don't know if it's the case but the vast majority of the English courses in Brazil that teach only the basics of the language.

    The English tongue, however, if way more complex and sophisticated than that.



    Just a student.

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    Re: Question 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio67 View Post
    Positive?

    I have taught here that YET is used in negative and interrogative sentences, according to Cambridge material.. So ....????????????




    yet


    adverb 1 up until now or then. 2 as soon as the present or a specified or implied time: wait, don’t go yet. 3 from now into the future for a specified length of time. 4 referring to something that will or may happen in the future. 5 still; even (emphasizing increase or repetition). 6 in spite of that.
    conjunction but at the same time.
    — PHRASES nor yet and also not.
    — ORIGIN Old English.


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    Re: Question 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio67 View Post
    Positive?

    I have taught here that YET is used in negative and interrogative sentences, according to Cambridge material.. So ....????????????
    I would think that is the best thing to teach a beginner.

    However there are exceptions.

    Language offers many exceptions; hence it is best to liberally employ words like usually and normally

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