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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:06:52 AM
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What are contrasting ideas mean in the context of conjunctions? How do we know when to use "yet" instead of "but"?
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:20:59 PM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
What are contrasting ideas mean in the context of conjunctions? How do we know when to use "yet" instead of "but"?


Contrasting ideas might be something like, "He said he was going to come by and visit, but (yet) he failed to show up".

When "yet" and "but" have the same meaning, either one might be used (though we tend to use "but" more often).

However, if "yet" is used as an adverb such as, "I'm not ready yet", then only "yet" can be used - "but" wouldn't work in that sentence.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:53:21 PM
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Romany
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:12:19 AM
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Jignesh - FD's perfectly correct - it's not Standard English to say "I'm not ready, but."

However, you will hear it said because in some English-speaking countries and dialects it's used a lot - especially if you have any Australian patients!
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:56:33 AM
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