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ggomad

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Hi, would you please take a look at the following question?

Hundreds of viewers have _____ been waiting outside for the next screening of the movie.
A) soon B) yet C) already D) still

Answer : C
I understand "already" is an appropriate one, but why not "still"?
 

blacknomi

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'still' is used to say something is in the present, not in the past. In your example, it is a present perfect, expressing something happened or never happened.

Hundreds of viewers are still waiting. (OK)


Does that help?
 
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It certainly does! The first time I saw your reply, I didn't realize exactly what you meant. Now, after some more thinking, I understand the point your're making.

Thanks, indeed.
 
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