Useful English vocabulary – Reader question "Yet"

Useful English vocabulary – Using the adverb YET

A follower on my English Facebook asked me about the word “YET” and how we use it in English. Let’s look at the meaning with a few examples –

the adverb YET

A: Are you ready to go?
B: Not yet. I need 5 more minutes.

Yet is an adverb and can mean – up to now (until now); thus far

We often use yet in negative sentences (do not, is not etc.) and usually yet comes at the end of a sentence. Yet shows that the person speaking expects that something will happen. Read the following examples:

“I just moved into my new house yesterday so I haven’t met my neighbors yet.” – I expect to meet my neighbors in the future, but up to now, I haven’t met them.

“I am saving money to buy a new car, but I don’t have enough yet.” – Someday I will have enough money, but thus far I still don’t have enough.

the adverb YET
Keep saving!

Yet is also used in questions:

“Have you met Mike’s new girlfriend yet?” – You will probably meet her sometime in the future.

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the adverb YET
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