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Old 05-05-2011, 06:05 AM   #721
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How sad it is that you are yet against of making this useful thread a sticky even when it is mentioned on the top that this forum is for non-technical general discussion ...
This would be better:
It's sad that you are still against making this useful thread a sticky.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 06:10 AM   #722
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Thanks for being pedantic, is the conjunction "of" the culprit?

Like:
How sad it is that you are yet against making this useful thread a sticky...

or using "How" at the start is considered horrible?

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Old 05-05-2011, 06:18 AM   #723
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Thanks for being pedantic, is the conjunction "of" the culprit?

Like:
How sad it is that you are yet against making this useful thread a sticky...

or using "How" at the start is considered horrible?
"How" is fine, but "yet" doesn't sound right ("still" would be better, as Brian suggested). Oh and yes, that "of" didn't need to be there.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 06:21 AM   #724
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Thanks, and in which kind of cases "yet" might look cool?
 
Old 05-05-2011, 06:28 AM   #725
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Both are correct. The difference is in whether you use the Active or Passive voice. In your example, the second line is Active and while both are correct, the second line is more correct.
Actually both sentences are in the passive voice. The only difference is the aspect of the verb (present perfect vs. simple past)
 
Old 05-05-2011, 06:28 AM   #726
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How sad it is that you are yet again against making this useful thread a sticky.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 06:30 AM   #727
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Aah, so "yet" is supposed to be used with "again"! Thanks, now I know.
 
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In that sentence, yes. There are yet more uses of yet, but I haven't thought of them all, yet.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 06:42 AM   #729
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Aah, so "yet" is supposed to be used with "again"!
Yes, but not exclusively:


I haven't decided yet.
This is yet another thread in which I talk rubbish.
You don't have to leave yet - your train departs in a few hours.
Fedora is a decent distro, yet there's something about it that I don't like.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 07:22 AM   #730
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Thanks again. so "yet" can be used in place of "still" when we are not repeating the dialogues/events said/happened in past.

In the previous post I was re-acknowledging the event happened in the past, so I had to use "yet again".
 
Old 05-05-2011, 07:40 AM   #731
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In this case, asking that this thread is made a sticky, "you are yet again against making this useful thread a sticky", yet adds a bit of emphasis. If you were saying that phrase, you would stress yet, indicating frustration that what you asked for wasn't happening.
 
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Anisha, If it's still not clear, I'd get a decent English-English dictionary (Oxford, Cambridge, Longman, MacMillan) and go through all yet's meanings. It is like with man pages - there's no better source of information than that

YET - as defined by:

Oxford:
http://oxforddictionaries.com/view/e...m_en_gb0966610

Cambridge:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict.../british/yet_1

Macmillan:
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...ry/british/yet

Longman:
http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/yet_1
http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/yet_2

IMO, a good exercise would be to go through the examples that were provided in this thread and see which definition best describes each sentence. Just a suggestion...
 
Old 05-05-2011, 07:57 AM   #733
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The use of word "yet" to indicate frustration was clear to me already, in post 730, I was stressing w.r.t the word "again" used with yet.

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Anisha, If it's still not clear, I'd get a decent English-English dictionary (Oxford, Cambridge, Longman, MacMillan) and go through all yet's meanings.
Thanks for the links and I promise, next time before asking here, I will RTFM as we are supposed to do before creating a new thread.

It is sad that if people start reading the man pages and searching Google, this thread will die soon
 
Old 05-05-2011, 08:05 AM   #734
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Thanks for the links and I promise, next time before asking here, I will RTFM as we are supposed to do before creating a new thread.
LOL. While it's probably the best approach, I didn't mean it that way

I believe checking the sentences provided in this thread with the official source of knowledge is a great way of making sense of it.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 08:09 AM   #735
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It is sad that if people start reading the man pages and searching Google, this thread will die soon
Not really. 90% of the questions in this thread are related to style or syntax. In that case it makes much more sense to seek advice here.
 
  


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