You are given a block of text which explains the theory of this concept.
Once you have read the theory, do the exercises given below to test how well you have understood the ideas.
How to do the Exercises:
You are given a set of words.
You are also given some sentences with input boxes, and you are required to use the words to complete the sentences correctly.
You can put your chosen word into the input box by first clicking on the word and then in the input box.
The word will appear in the input box.
If it is correct, it will go green, and if not, it will go red.
YET and BUT
QUESTION: What is the difference between YET and BUT
Used as a conjunction, yet is similar in meaning to but, but it has a stronger effect on the reader or listener.
- The sun was shining and there was no wind, yet it was unusually cold.
- The sun was shining and there was no wind, but it was unusually cold.
There is perhaps more of a surprise associated with the former statement.
Note that you can put and in front of yet when it comes at the beginning of a clause, but of course this is not possible with but, so you can say:
- The cyclists were tired and hungry, all but exhausted, (and) yet they refused to give up in their attempt to finish the race.