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Meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..."


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Meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..." #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:36 am   Meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..."
 

Test No. incompl/elem-1 "Speaking already", question 2

She hasn't come home ..........

(a) still
(b) already
(c) yet
(d) till

Test No. incompl/elem-1 "Speaking already", answer 2

She hasn't come home yet.

Correct answer: (c) yet

Your answer was: incorrect
She hasn't come home still.
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what does yet mean?

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Yet #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:00 am   Yet
 

Hi,

This means up till now or so far.

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A.2 why yet and not still #3 (permalink) Wed Nov 24, 2004 18:31 pm   A.2 why yet and not still
 

Hi,

Which would be the difference between yet and still.

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Yet still #4 (permalink) Wed Nov 24, 2004 18:54 pm   Yet still
 

Yet is up till now negative and interrogative - He's not home yet - Is she home yet?

Still is continuing even now in all forms.

Is she still working?
Yes, she's still working because she's still not finished.
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Yet vs. still #5 (permalink) Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:58 am   Yet vs. still
 

the question is unclear, and you are trying to cover it up. She hasn't come home yet is fine.
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Yet vs. still #6 (permalink) Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:34 pm   Yet vs. still
 

Can you explain?
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meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..." #7 (permalink) Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:21 am   meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..."
 

I thing yet is usually placed at the end of a sentence and still in the middle. Is it right to defference these two words? Thanks.
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meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..." #8 (permalink) Thu Oct 09, 2008 18:08 pm   meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..."
 

Hello Alan,

I was using the word "yet" in the middle of the sentence like: "She hasn't yet come home". Can you explain me more about how to use yet in the sentences? Should it alwyas be used at the end? Can you please give me more examples?

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meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..." #9 (permalink) Thu Oct 09, 2008 19:23 pm   meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..."
 

Hi,

The usual construction would be: She hasn't come home yet. If you put 'yet' as in your sentence:
Quote:
She hasn't yet come home
you are putting greater emphasis on 'yet' in the sense of 'so far/up till now.'

Look at this conversation:

A Can i speak to Eileen, please?

B I'm sorry but she hasn't come home yet.

A Can I just have a quick word with her, please?

b No, I'm sorry you can't. As I said, she hasn't yet come home.


Hope this clarifies.

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meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..." #10 (permalink) Thu Oct 09, 2008 19:30 pm   meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..."
 

Zheng.coral wrote:
I thing yet is usually placed at the end of a sentence and still in the middle. Is it right to defference these two words? Thanks.

Hi Zheng,

Please note the difference between 'thing' and 'think' and the correct spelling of difference.

You can think but not thing.

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so good #11 (permalink) Wed Oct 22, 2008 15:53 pm   so good
 

so good explanations, that I was looking for in many places for learn english, a personalized english help.

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meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..." #12 (permalink) Sun Oct 26, 2008 14:41 pm   meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..."
 

what does already mean?
How to use it?
thanks for helping
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A.2 why yet and not still #13 (permalink) Fri Nov 07, 2008 0:06 am   A.2 why yet and not still
 

beginner wrote:
Hi,

Which would be the difference between yet and still.

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Is that above is grammatically correct?
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meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..." #14 (permalink) Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:10 pm   meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..."
 

Hi, Alan
Could you tell me what sentence is correct:
1) I have been working as a teacher every day for 10 years. (but I don't work now)
2) I had been working as a teacher every day for 10 years. (but I don't work now)
3)I worked as a teacher every day for 10 years. (but I don't work now)
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meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..." #15 (permalink) Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:47 pm   meaning of "She hasn't come home yet..."
 

Hi Ira,

My comments in italics:

1) I have been working as a teacher every day for 10 years. (but I don't work now)

That's fine. You could add: but I have decided to stop work now.

2) I had been working as a teacher every day for 10 years. (but I don't work now)

You need to add another past tense as for example: but I stopped working last week

3)I worked as a teacher every day for 10 years. (but I don't work now)

That's fine and it suggests that the sentence doesn't have any connection to any time now but is just a statement about the past.

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