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Difference between yet and still #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 27, 2005 15:56 pm   Difference between yet and still
 

Test No. incompl/elem-30 "Responses (3)", question 6

Mike: 'I hope I haven't left it too late to apply.'
Jane: '.........'

(a) There's still opportunity.
(b) There's still try.
(c) There's still time.
(d) There's yet time.

Test No. incompl/elem-30 "Responses (3)", answer 6

Mike: 'I hope I haven't left it too late to apply.'
Jane: 'There's still time.'

Correct answer: (c) There's still time.

Your answer was: incorrect
Mike: 'I hope I haven't left it too late to apply.'
Jane: 'There's yet time.'
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I would like to know the diferences about still and yet?

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Difference between yet and still #2 (permalink) Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:41 am   Difference between yet and still
 

Hi,

Still gives the idea of continuing/even now as in:

It is still raining.

Yet gives the idea of up till now and is often used in negative and interrogative sentences as in:

It hasn't stopped raining yet.

Has it stopped raining yet?

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Difference between yet and still #3 (permalink) Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:29 am   Difference between yet and still
 

Dear Mr. Alan,

I am rather confuse, i think "There's still opportunity" can use in that sentence. would you tell me more detail?

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Difference between yet and still #4 (permalink) Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:13 am   Difference between yet and still
 

I want to know why "there's still opportunity" cann't be used, it makes sense, obviously "time" and "oportunity" aren't the same but both of them makes sense.
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Difference between yet and still #5 (permalink) Wed Jan 20, 2010 14:25 pm   Difference between yet and still
 

I've gotten the question same as Lourdes.why not oportunity?
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Difference between yet and still #6 (permalink) Wed Jan 20, 2010 16:19 pm   Difference between yet and still
 

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Hi Mzahed,

For this to make sense, you would have to say: There's still an opportunity.

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Difference between yet and still #7 (permalink) Fri Jan 22, 2010 20:16 pm   Difference between yet and still
 

Hollo,

What I knew from the talking about yet that : "yet" can be used for something it's - not - :

like "not yet" .. " i didn't reach the place yet" .. " i'm not well yet".

While we can use - still or for now or so far - for the - yes - things like :

"We're still smoking cheap cigars" .. " you're still watching UFC fights" .. "I'm still passing out the flowers".

Is it ok .. the i way i came up with?
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Difference between yet and still #8 (permalink) Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:52 am   Difference between yet and still
 

Hello,

What does "there's still time" mean?
Does it mean that he still can apply because the time not overdue?

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Difference between yet and still #9 (permalink) Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:31 am   Difference between yet and still
 

Hi Wly,

'There's still time' suggests that enough time remains. In other words it isn't too late.

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Difference between yet and still #10 (permalink) Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:13 am   Difference between yet and still
 

why we could not say there is no opportunity ?
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Difference between yet and still #11 (permalink) Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:31 am   Difference between yet and still
 

That option is not available in the test.
If it were available it could not be used because the meaning would not be the same as the original.

There is still time - it is not too late to apply.

There is no opportunity - there is no possibility.
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Difference between yet and still #12 (permalink) Sun Nov 20, 2011 16:44 pm   Difference between yet and still
 

Hi dear this is tMIM SAYEDD ZADA FROM Afghanistan pales I have some problem in English if u teach me from the begin its good thinks
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Difference between yet and still #13 (permalink) Sun Nov 20, 2011 16:47 pm   Difference between yet and still
 

especially in grammar Tamim sayed zada
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Difference between yet and still #14 (permalink) Wed Nov 30, 2011 22:40 pm   Difference between yet and still
 

i know but i mean why we could not say There's still opportunity. i think you mean there's still opportunity means there 's still possibility so i think this question has 2 answer one we can say there's still possibility and another one there is still time.
both of them means they still have time
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Difference between yet and still #15 (permalink) Thu Dec 01, 2011 0:23 am   Difference between yet and still
 

Please see Alan's answer in message #6 above. You would need an indefinite article with 'opportunity'.
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