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Hi teachers,
This is a definition for yet in negative sentences:
It emphasizes actions that have not occurred between an indefinite period of time in the past and now, but expected to occur in the near future.

This is a definition for yet in yes/no questions:
It asks with emphasis about the possibility that actions have occurred between an indefinite period of time in the past and now.

My question is how I can include 'the expectation' in my definition. Is it possible or 'the expectation' is already included just because it is a question?
In other words, I have included 'the expectation' in the definition for yet in negative sentences which is necessary, but I don't know if that is necessary for the yes/no questions definition.

Thanks in advance.
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Can you give a few examples of sentences?
Hi,
Sure!
Have you passed your driving test yet?
Have you finished your reports yet?

TL
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Well, neither of those sentences contain the word yet. Emotion: wink

However, I think I understand what you're saying. You can state your definition like this:

It asks with emphasis about the possibility that actions have occurred or if they are expected to occur between an indefinite period of time in the past and now.
HI,
Thanks for your help.
I have already corrected my original sentences.

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Hi Elanguest,
Then, I guess that my definition for 'yet' in negative sentences is appropriate or does it need to be rewritten?

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Tenacious Learnerhow I can include 'the expectation' in my definition.
Just add it at the end as you did in the first one.

Negative: It indicates actions that have not occurred but are expected to occur.

I have not received the test results yet.

Yes/No: It asks about actions that may or may not have occurred but are expected to occur.

Have you received the test results yet?

In effect, I see very little difference in the meaning of yet in these situations. In both cases the meaning is up until now or thus far.

CJ
Hi Jim,
CalifJimNegative: It indicates actions that have not occurred but are expected to occur.
CalifJimYes/No: It asks about actions that may or may not have occurred but are expected to occur.
Thanks for your shorter definitions.

Do I need the 'red are' in the definition?
It emphasizes actions that have not occurred between an indefinite period of time in the past and now, but are expected to occur in the near future.
CalifJimYes/No: It asks about actions that may or may not have occurred but are expected to occur.
That's right! May is used to mean that something is a possibility.

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Tenacious LearnerDo I need the 'red are' in the definition?
Yes.

CJ
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