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Koh Elaine
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:32:43 AM
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The Mahathir administration previously disclosed that Malaysia is facing a whopping RM1 trillion in debts and liabilities.

However, the Malaysian government is yet to submit a full notice regarding the cancellation to Singapore, and has not replied to a Singaporean diplomatic note on the matter sent last month.

The Singapore government has said that in the event of a cancellation, it would seek to the recoup more than RM700 million in compensation from Malaysia for costs it has incurred.

Should it be "as yet" instead?

Thanks.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:53:54 AM

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No, this is a verb.


But adding 'yet' changes the meaning and adds that it hasn't happened yet. Something it should do but has not yet done.

The government is yet to submit a full notice to Singapore.

It is supposed to be doing that but it hasn't done it yet.
The choice of 'yet to' means it is still expected to happen. The tone of the article is reproving at the delay.

edited to simplify
Koh Elaine
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:11:49 AM
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Thanks, thar.

I meant "has yet". Does it work?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:26:44 AM

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Hi Koh Elaine!
That is a BIG difference for only one little letter ('as' or 'has').

I think that "However, the Malaysian government has yet to submit a full notice" works very well.

Both "they are to <do something>" and "they have to <do something>" show duty, expectancy - a mandatory action.

Both show that it has not been done yet, but is an expected or mandatory action.


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thar
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:55:29 AM

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Ah, yes. I didn't think to correct it to that because 'as yet' is a phrase, and you don't normally make typos. But, as drago says, 'has' fits exactly.


Quote:
have yet to do something - definition

PHRASE


used for saying that something has not happened or been done up to the present time, especially when you think it should have happened or been done

The Scottish Office has yet to make a formal announcement.
The film, starring Robert Carlyle, has yet to open in the Far East.
The group has yet to find a replacement for the director who left in September.


Koh Elaine
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:49:45 AM
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Thanks, DragOnspeaker and thar.
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