Still and yet
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Still and yet
• STILL refers to an action or state that started in the past and continues to the present:
• YET has a similar meaning to 'still' but is used in negative constructions:
• Examples of YET in affirmative constructions:
Note that still generally comes before the verb, while yet is usually placed at the end of the sentence.
• In questions, YET has a similar meaning to already (by now):
- Yes, I did it already. - Yes, I have done it.
- No, I still have to do it. - No, I haven't done it, but I will do it.
- Yes, he's already signed it. Yes, he's signed it.
- Not yet - No, he hasn't signed it, but he will sign it in the future.
Bruno is still busy. Bruno continues to be busy.
• Still and yet can have other meanings:
He says he doesn't like her, still (or yet) he won't stop calling her. He says he doesn't like her, but he won't stop calling her.
In the still of the night In the quiet of the night
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