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    "so far" or "yet"

    Hello ,

    is there any difference in tone between the uses of yet and so far?

    As in: "I haven't received any messages so far/yet."

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    Re: "so far" or "yet"

    Quote Originally Posted by inbochum View Post
    Hello ,

    is there any difference in tone between the uses of yet and so far?

    As in: "I haven't received any messages so far/yet."
    In your example, they mean the same thing.

    Sometimes yet can mean but or however:

    -I haven't received any messages so far, yet I'm certain one is coming.


    And it shows up in the idiom yet again, which, like once again, implies repeated attempts:

    -I checked for messages yet again.


    And finally, there's the yet that expresses an expectation of completion (the opposite of already, the expectation of incompletion):

    -Are we there yet?
    -Are you done yet?


    Yes. We're there and we're done.

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