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Which Expression Is Correct?

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devayaani | 16:58 Fri 15th Apr 2016 | Phrases & Sayings
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Can anyone explain please?
Which of the following expressions is correct?
(1) I have not sold it yet.
(2) I have not yet sold it.
Thank you for the halp.


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Both are perfectly correct.
both are correct depending on meaning

the earlier in the sentence - means that the time element is more important so 2 stresses the time bit and 1 stresses the lack of sale

In Dutch a closely linked language the time word ( temporal adjunct ) has to come after the subject ( I yet havent sold it ) and this is the word order in Mandarin.

well you did ask .....
what about Bantu, Peter?
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Thank you Quizmonster and Peter Pedant.
Thanks for the help.
My belief is that, by those who look closely at such things, the second version would be considered better put - I don't think the same people would discern much/any difference in meaning between the two.
(1) I have not sold it yet. Media URL:
Both correct, but I would say that 1 means that it is for sale but not sold so far, while 2 says just that you have not put it up for sale yet.
I'd say they are both correct but you're less likely to hear number 2 in everyday speech, it's a bit 'county'
The position of "yet" at the end of the sentence tends to emphasize it.
I'm sorry, Eddie 51, but that difference is not conveyed at all.

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