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  1. doctor_plague's Avatar

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    "yet" position

    Dear teachers,
    Could you do me a favour and answer, were is word "yet" must be in sentences in presetn perfect tense?
    As an exampeles: Somebody ask me about my weekend plans and i answer him: I have not yetdecided. OR I have not decided yet.
    Is "yet" position rigirius?
    Thanks a lot an advance!

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    #2

    Re: "yet" position

    To my knowledge, it's prefeable at the end of the sentence.

    I havn't decided yet.

    T

    Wait for other opinions! I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: "yet" position

    OK, let's wait for other opinions, inspite of I trust your advice .

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    Re: "yet" position

    Quote Originally Posted by doctor_plague View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Could you do me a favour and answer, where is the word "yet" usually placed in sentences in the present perfect tense?
    As an example: Somebody asked me about my weekend plans and I answered him: I have not yet decided. OR I have not decided yet.
    Is "yet" always at the end of a sentence?
    Thanks a lot an advance!
    'I have not decided yet' is most common in modern everyday English but 'I have not yet decided' is also correct.

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    Re: "yet" position

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    'I have not decided yet' is most common in modern everyday English but 'I have not yet decided' is also correct.
    Thanks a lot for answer and mistakes correction in my post.


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    Re: "yet" position

    "I have not yet decided PERIOD" can sound 'cool' and formal. It would also be the construction that might be used if, indeed, one has decided, but has no intention of revealing this decision to the person!

    However,
    it is a far better placement when used:
    I have not yet decided whether to study medicine or physics.

    To say, "I have not decided yet whether to study..." sounds teenager-ish.

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