WOTW: yet

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - yet


Yet” is a most often an adverb, but we can also use it as a conjunction especially in written English. Let’s have a look.


The adverb “yet” means up until the present or specified time.


+ I haven’t told my parents yet.

+ Are we there yet?

+ She has yet to be convinced that it is in her best interests.

+ This team is the best yet.

+ I hope to continue in this job for many years yet.


Another meaning of the adverb “yet” is still, especially when there is an increase.


+ Rain, rain and yet more rain.

+ He bought yet more books despite the piles of unread ones on his desk.

+ The price of electricity has gone up yet again.


The conjunction “yet” means but at the same time, and is used to contrast ideas or points.


+ It is warm outside, yet I feel cold.

+ She still loved him, yet she needed to leave.

+ He has big dreams, yet he won’t do the work to make them real.

+ There is much we can learn from Stoic philosophy, yet it can lead to some conclusions we might not agree with.


The pronunciation is / jɛt /.


This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.


この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。



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