...but only half the work has <yet><already> been done.

JJXR

Senior Member
Russian
Hello to all,

Thanks for reading my post.


Sample sentence:

The deadline is tomorrow, but only half the work has <yet><already> been done.

Question:

Are they both acceptable? If so, is the word "yet" better in this case?


Thanks a lot for any comments, corrections or suggestions!

Regards,
JJXR
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Sorry, it doesn't actually say 'not'. The word 'only' is also negative in focus, so it also takes 'yet', as 'not' would.
     
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