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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106674: Still /yet/ not ... yet
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    Still /yet/ not ... yet



    1)  STILL : emphasises that an action is continuing. ( Still is turned towards the past : <= )

    ex : Nigel’s still working = Nigel hasn’t stopped working.

    -  Its contrary is ‘no longer’

    ex : Tom is no longer working here.

    - Do not mix up : He’s still ill ( = not cured yet )

    ex : He’s always ill = He is frequently ill.   

    - Still = However – yet.

          ex : Patrick  is very happy in France, still he misses Ireland !

     2) YET : = Until now ( turned towards the future =>)

    a) In an affirmative clause , YET, but ‘STILL’ is here used a lot more frequently.

    ex : You have time yet … = You still have time ! = You have more time left  ...

    b) In a question : YET is often similar to ‘already’.

    ex : Has she arrived yet ? = Has she already arrived ?

           c) In a negative clause  = Not  ... yet, till now …

    ex : She hasn’t come to visit us yet !

    Compare : He’s already here = and its opposite = He hasn’t arrived yet.

    * * *   : STILL … NOT  versus NOT … YET :

     ex : 'He still hasn’t arrived' shows more impatience (the sentence is turned towards the past = He hasn't arrived (I'm impatient and I suppose he may not come !))

     whereas ‘he hasn’t arrived yet’, is turned towards the future, and the action may still happen …

     - ‘As yet’  =  ‘so far’‘up to now’.

     ex : I have received no letters from her as yet.

     - YET  = Nevertheless … ; However ...

     ex : It’s strange, yet true …


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    'Your wife is with the nurse. You'll have to wait till she is examined, but the doctor hasn't arrived on the ward '.
    Can you wait, please? It's not your turn ... Your name '.
    'Has the doctor arrived at the hospital ?' he asked ... 'Yes, but he's operating on the young patient who arrived in the ER two hours ago. For the boy, it's a matter of life and death and your own file . ' 'What ? ! The doctor has been told that I'd been here for more than an hour... It's a scandal ...'
    'Well, grumbling and yelling won't help you .... Dr House is in the operating room, and other patients should be called before you. , I think you'll be out by 12. ; Emergencies ARE emergencies ... ' 'You must be kidding ! It isn't ten ! ...

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