Still and yet

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Still and yet

•  STILL 表达一个在过去时开始,延续到现在的动作或者状态:
Still single? 依然单身?
Is Horatio still in his laboratory? 霍雷肖还在实验室里吗?
I still don't know what you're talking about. 我依然不明白你说得是什么。
•  YET 与'still'含义类似,但是使用在否定结构中:
Have you already eaten? - Not yet. 你吃过了吗? -还没。
They haven't left yet. 他们还没走。
Bruno has not yet given us his instructions. 布鲁诺还没有给我们下达他的指示。
•  YET在肯定句中使用的几个例子:
There's time yet. = There's still time. 还有时间。
He has yet to find an investor. = He still hasn't found an investor. 他仍然需要找投资人。
注意,still一般放在动词前, 而yet通常放在句子末尾。

•  在问句中, YETalready(已然)含义相近:
Did you order the supplies yet? 你订购了这些日用品没?
- Yes, I did it already. - 是的,我已经订了。
- No, I still have to do it. - 不,我还没订。
Has Kevin signed the contract with Mei-Tsing Lee yet? 凯文与李梅清签订了合同没有?
- Yes, he's already signed it. -是的,他已经签了。
- Not yet -还没有
>容易混淆:
once again 再一次
Bruno is always busy. 布鲁诺总是很忙。
Bruno is still busy.布鲁诺依然很忙。
•  Stillyet可以有其他含义:
然而:
He says he doesn't like her, still (或者yet) he won't stop calling her.他说他不喜欢她,然而却不停给她打电话。
Still用作副词(不动地):
Stand still! 站住!
In the still of the night在宁静夜色中

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