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Yet

Yet refers to an action that should have happened before now but hasn’t.

A dog is inside a dishwasher licking the dirty dishes. He hasn’t finished yet.

I haven’t finished eating yet.

It cannot be used for the future, and it is usually placed at the end of a sentence.
• Agnes can’t go home, she hasn’t finished her work yet.
• They haven’t paid me yet.
• John will be here yet.
(Cannot be used for the future)
• It’s nearly 8 o’clock – John will be here soon.
(Means the plan was for John to arrive at 8pm so he is not late)
• It’s 8.10 and John isn’t here yet.
(Means the plan was for John to arrive at 8pm so he is late)

Remember: Yet cannot be used for the future.
  • Remember: Yet cannot be used for the future.

    I am still on the toilet so, I haven’t sent your e-mail yet.

    A person is on the toilet writing an e-mail.

  • Remember: Yet cannot be used for the future.

    Don’t touch my computer. I haven’t finished with it yet.

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    If you only have two minutes then do this lesson.
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