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Learn English about how to use YET in English and how to use YET in English Grammar

Let's learn English about how to use yet in English and how to use yet in English grammar. I will teach you how to use yet in English sentence forms and yet in English grammar for better fluency. In this lesson, I will teach you English about yet used in English as well as, yet sentence in English. You will learn yet meaning in English along with yet use in English. You will find out about use of yet in spoken English and in English grammar.

Our topic today is discussing the word "YET"

Actually there's a lot of different meanings of "yet" and we use "yet" a lot of different ways. Read to the end to make sure that you learn all of the different ways that we can use "yet."

The first use of "yet" that we're going to talk about is emphasizing contrast.

Contrast is when two things or it can be multiple things, but usually when we are speaking English, it's two things. So, we want to show that they are very different. Really we use "yet" in English to show that something was surprising. Usually based on previous information that we have.

For example, "The sky was full of dark clouds, yet it never rained." In this sentence, it never rained is the surprising information. Why? Because the sky was full of dark clouds.

Second sentence; "The man told many jokes, yet nobody laughed." So again, in this sentence nobody laughed is surprising because the man told many jokes.

The second use of "yet" that we are going to learn today is how to use yet in non-assertive sentences.

Non-assertive sentences are used when we are not saying something that is true. There is no fact of information in the sentence. They're often questions. Let's take a look.

For example; "Did it rain yet?"

"Is he here yet?"

Let's take a look at our third use of "yet."

The third use is as an indefinite time adverb. So, we can use yet as an adverb, and we use it usually with the present perfect tense to mean at some time or any time up to now. Any time before right now, we can use the word "yet." That's why we say that's indefinite time.

For example;

"Have you seen the movie yet?" In this question, a person is asking if you saw the movie any time before right now.

"I haven't eaten breakfast yet." In this sentence, this person is explaining that they did not eat breakfast at any time before now,

Let's take a look at the fourth use of "yet."

The fourth use of "yet" is after superlative adjectives. What are superlative adjective? There are words like; hardest, best, worst. Even something like most delicious, or something like that. "Yet" in these sentences means time up to now. Let's take a look at some examples.

For example; "This is the best day yet." okay This sentence means that today is the best day for any time up to now. The best day yet.

"This is your most delicious meal yet." In this sentence someone is explaining that this meal is the most delicious up to now. Any time before now, this is the most delicious yet.

Let's take a look at our fifth use of "yet."

Which is to say that something is expected in the future. In this case, we usually use use "yet" together with the word "not." Let's take a look at some examples.

For example, someone asks a question;

A: Is Sarah here?

B: Not yet.

This example means that right now and in the past, Sarah is not here, but in the future maybe she will be here. "Not yet." Up until now, she's not here, but may be in the future.

That's the lesson for today. See you in the next lesson. Bye bye!

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