Saturday, July 7, 2012

Using Yet

            Yet is used to emphasize the difference between the elements it joins. Unlike but, it also suggests that the second element is something that might not ordinarily be expected. Yet it means in spite of that. Examples:
1.      He was warned that the house was haunted, yet he went in anyway.
2.      They are ugly and expensive; yet people buy them.
3.      Murder has no tongue. Yet it will speak.
4.      Jesse Minnit knows he should start on his assignment, yet he’s still watching TV.
5.      She said she would be late, yet she arrived on time.
6.      I didn’t study, yet I passed the exam.

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