YET - Use and meaning in English

source: Crown Academy of English    2017年8月1日
"yet" is an adverb and conjunction. A conjunction joins together phrases, clauses or sentences. “yet” as a conjunction means ‘but’ or ‘nevertheless’. It shows contrast with the first part of the sentence.
Example: Mark doesn't like Jane, yet he often talks to her. When “yet” is an adverb, it is often used in a NEGATIVE sentence. The meaning is to describe something that has not happened in the past / is not happening in the present. We expect it to happen or to be true in the future. We also often use "yet" in a QUESTION to ask if something has happened / is happening or true in the past or present. We expect it to happen or be true in the future. We often use “yet” with the present perfect tense and other perfect tenses.
We also sometimes use it in the present tense. We may also use “yet” with affirmative (positive) sentences but this is less common. This use describes a situation that is continuing even when we think the situation will not continue.
“yet” with superlative adjectives describe something that is the best, worst, biggest etc from the past up until the present time. “yet” as an adverb – position in a sentence “yet” is usually at the end of the sentence. However, for negative sentences, we can put "yet" immediately after the word "not" In this video, I give a detailed explanation of all of the rules with several examples. There are subtitles / text on the screen to help you follow the class. The accent is British English, spoken by a native speaker. Private lessons and speaking practice: IELTS online course review:
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