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yet

adverb (IN THE FUTURE)    /jet/
C1 from now and for a particular period of time in the future : She won't be back for a long time yet. Our holiday isn't for weeks yet.In the future and soon have yet to C2 If you have yet to do something, you have not done it: They have yet to make a decision .PotentialHoping and hopefulness Grammar:Already, still or yet?Grammar:Already or yet?We use already to refer to something which has happened or may have happened before the moment of speaking. Already can sometimes suggest surprise on the part of the speaker, that something is unexpected:Grammar:Already, yet or still?We use still not yet or already to refer to the continuation of a situation:Grammar:Negatives with already, still, yetNegatives with yet mean that something has not happened up to now:Grammar:YetYet is an adverb or conjunction.Grammar:Yet as an adverbWe use yet as an adverb to refer to a time which starts in the past and continues up to the present. We use it mostly in negative statements or questions in the present perfect. It usually comes in end position:Grammar:Yet as a conjunctionYet as a conjunction means ‘but’ or ‘nevertheless’. We use it to show contrast. It often occurs after and:Grammar:Yet for emphasisWe use yet for emphasis, with a meaning similar to ‘even’, especially before more, another and again:Grammar:As yetAs yet means ‘up to now, but the situation will definitely change’. We only use it in negative contexts:Grammar:Have yet to and be yet toWe use have yet to and be yet to in more formal contexts. We use them to refer to events which are necessary or which must happen at some time, but which have not happened at the time of speaking:
(Definition of yet adverb (IN THE FUTURE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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