'As yet' she has not told me about her plans. [BE?]

igma

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spanish
Hi

I can say that "As yet" is used in American English but I am not sure whether it is also used in the UK.

Is it used in the UK as well?


thank you
 
  • Hermione Golightly

    Senior Member
    British English
    Yes, it is, but I am more likely to say 'so far', at the beginning or the end, or 'yet', at the end.

    'So far she's not told me about her plans.'

    'She hasn't told me about her plans yet.'

    I don't know why in the first, I've put 'she's not' but in the second, 'she hasn't'.

    Hermione
     

    Mezzofanti

    Senior Member
    Native speaker of pukka UK English
    I agree with Hermione that her variations are commoner in BE. "As yet" is heard in BE and wouldn't brand the speaker as necessarily American, but it seems to me a little less natural.
     

    atsamo

    Senior Member
    Polish
    Yes, it is, but I am more likely to say 'so far', at the beginning or the end, or 'yet', at the end.

    'So far she's not told me about her plans.'

    'She hasn't told me about her plans yet.'

    I don't know why in the first, I've put 'she's not' but in the second, 'she hasn't'.

    Hermione
    Hi Hermione,

    Isn't it that you put the stress on not in the first sentence and on yet in the second one?
     
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