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You use yet in negative sentences to say that something has not happened up to the present time, although it probably will happen. In conversation and in less formal writing, you usually put yet at the end of a clause.
In formal writing, you can put yet immediately after not.
Instead of saying that something 'has not yet happened', you can say that it has yet to happen. People often use this structure to show that they do not expect something to happen.
You often use yet in questions when you are asking if something has happened. You put yet at the end of the clause.
Many American speakers and some British speakers use the past simple in questions like these. They say, for example, 'Did you have your lunch yet?'
Don't confuse yet with already. You use already at the end of a question to express surprise that something has happened sooner than expected.
Don't use 'yet' to say that something is continuing to happen. Don't say, for example, 'I am yet waiting for my luggage'. The word you use is still.
If you don't intend to do something just yet, you don't intend to do it immediately.
|Adv.||1.||yet - up to the present time; "I have yet to see the results"; "details are yet to be worked out"|
|2.||yet - used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"|
|3.||yet - to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; "looked sick and felt even worse"; "an even (or still) more interesting problem"; "still another problem must be solved"; "a yet sadder tale"|
|4.||yet - within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time; "he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves"; "sooner or later you will have to face the facts"; "in time they came to accept the harsh reality"|
|5.||yet - used after a superlative; "this is the best so far"; "the largest drug bust yet"|
|6.||yet - despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"|
he hasn't come yet → todavía or aún no ha llegado, no ha llegado todavía or aún
don't go (just) yet → no te vayas todavía, quédate un rato
need you go yet? → ¿tienes que irte ya?
as yet → todavía, por ahora
we haven't heard anything as yet → todavía or por ahora no sabemos nada
not yet → todavía or aún no
"are you coming?" - "not just yet" → -¿vienes? -todavía or aún no
there's hope for me yet → todavía or aún tengo esperanzas
that question is yet to be decided → está todavía por or sin decidir, aún está por or sin decidir
he may yet succeed → todavía puede que lo consiga, puede que aún lo consiga
it won't be dark for half an hour yet → todavía or aún queda media hora para que anochezca
the queues are likely to grow longer yet → es probable que las colas se hagan aún or todavía más largas
better yet, let him buy them for you for Christmas → mejor aún, deja que te los regale por Navidad
yet again → otra or una vez más
they are celebrating yet another victory → están celebrando otra or una victoria más
many were killed, yet more have been left homeless → muchos resultaron muertos y aún or todavía más han perdido sus hogares
I told him several times, yet he still hasn't done it → se lo dije varias veces, (y) sin embargo no lo ha hecho
a powerful yet fragile piece of equipment → un equipo potente pero frágil
Meaning "to date"
It's not finished yet → Ce n'est pas encore fini.
not yet → pas encore
not as yet → pas encore
There's no news as yet → Nous n'avons pas encore de nouvelles.
No one, as yet, is suspicious
BUT Personne, pour l'instant, n'a de soupçons.
Have you finished yet?
BUT Vous avez fini?.
just yet → déjà
Must you go just yet? → Dois-tu déjà partir?
the fastest yet → le plus rapide jusqu'à maintenant(la)
He finished in 22 seconds, his fastest time yet → Il a fini en vingt-deux secondes, son temps le plus rapide jusqu'à maintenant.
He can't go home yet → Il ne peut pas rentrer à la maison tout de suite.
not just yet → pas tout de suite
I don't need to go just yet → Je n'ai pas besoin de partir tout de suite.
Don't come in just yet → N'entrez pas tout de suite.
There may yet be time → Il est peut-être encore temps.
to have yet to do sth → ne pas encore avoir fait qch
He won't arrive for a few days yet → Il n'arrivera pas avant quelques jours., Il n'arrivera pas avant quelques jours encore.
for some time yet → encore quelque temps
I wonder if he's come yet → mi chiedo se non sia già arrivato
not yet → non ancora
he hasn't come yet → non è ancora arrivato
it is not finished yet → non è ancora finito
I needn't go (just) yet → non è ancora il momento di andare
don't go (just) yet → non andare già via
this is his best film yet → finora questo è il suo film migliore
as yet → per ora, finora
he may come yet, he may yet come → può ancora arrivare
that question is yet to be decided → quella questione è ancora da decidere
I'll do it yet! → prima o poi ce la farò!
yet another/more → ancora un altro/più
yet once more → ancora una volta
a few days yet → ancora qualche giorno