Yet or Still

Yet or Still


Yet is a conjunction meaning however or nevertheless. Yet is also used to ask if something that is expected has happened and is placed at the end of the sentence or question. It is also used to say that something expected has not happened.

E.g.

Is the presentation ready yet?

Or, We have not been paid yet for the work that we did.

Still can also act like a conjunction in phrases, though it is not itself a conjunction. Still is also used to say that an action has not been finished. It often refers to something happening for longer than it was expected E.g. This house appears small from outside, yet it is quite spacious inside. Or, It began raining while we were on a picnic, yet we had a wonderful time.

Also, yet is usually used in the negative sense while still is not. E.g. He earns well, yet he never has enough money. Or, He tried very hard, yet he hasn’t been able to quit smoking.

If the sentence has a verb in two parts, still is placed in between the two verbs. E.g. Sandra began her project at 8am and she is still working on it. Or, The dog is still asleep even though it slept at 10pm last night.

However, when the sentence is negative, still is placed before the negative verb. E.g. My brother has quit drinking, but my sister still hasn’t. Or, Dad has been requesting my brother to cut his hair, but he still hasn’t.

Test your understanding - Choose the correct sentence from the pair of sentences given below

1.
a. My grandmother is eighty five years old and she still cooks for the whole family.
b. My grandmother is eighty five years old and she cooks still for the whole family.

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ANSWER: a. My grandmother is eighty five years old and she still cooks for the whole family.



2.
a. Parth has a wonderful job as Marketing Head at Reliance, he is not yet satisfied.
b. Parth has a wonderful job as Marketing Head at Reliance, yet he is not satisfied.

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ANSWER: b. Parth has a wonderful job as Marketing Head at Reliance, yet he is not satisfied.



3.
a. Has the milkman brought the milk yet?
b. Has the milkman brought the milk still?

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ANSWER: a. Has the milkman brought the milk yet?



4.
a. My lazy brother is sleeping still though he went to bed at 8pm.
b. My lazy brother is sleeping yet though he went to bed at 8pm.

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ANSWER: a. My lazy brother is sleeping still though he went to bed at 8pm.



5.
a. The weather turned cold suddenly we still were warm as we had prepared for it.
b. The weather turned cold suddenly yet we were warm as we had prepared for it.

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  • RE: Yet or Still -SUBHA (09/01/16)
  • Now i am clear about yet or still.It is useful to me
  • RE: Yet or Still -Ganesh Dutt Pandey (09/23/15)
  • Explained in detail with good examples, now I am able to deal my confusion about using "yet" or "still". its working
  • RE: Yet or Still -sandeep (08/18/15)
  • thank you..
    this is really valuable to me

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