"Haven't you done something yet?" vs "Have you done something yet?"

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EdisonBhola

Senior Member
Korean
Hi all,

Have you done your work yet?
Haven't you done your work yet?

Have you eaten yet?
Haven't you eaten yet?


Am I right in saying that both versions mean largely the same thing, but the "haven't" version suggests surprise and/or annoyance?

Many thanks! :)
 
  • elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    No, they don't mean the same thing.

    Have you done your work yet? = neutral question
    Haven't you done your work yet? = I would have expected you to have done your work by now, but it looks like you haven't.
     
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