Even and yet

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Can I replace "yet" with "even" in these sentences: "The boss called us, telling of yet more problems", "Inflation had risen to a yet higher level", "Each empty room made the next door yet more threatening". Tricky words those two for a Portuguese speaker!

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Yes (in the 2nd sentence "a yet" would change to "an even"), and they would be even more colloquial if you did. Yet sounds correct but a bit awkward in these sentences to me.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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In addition, you can use "yet" as conjunction same as "but"


Ex) I don't like him, yet he is helpful.

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JaeHong.S wrote:
In addition, you can use "yet" as conjunction same as "but"
Ex) I don't like him, yet he is helpful.

True. But again, this is sounds a bit awkward to my native ears. I recommend restricting it to this type of usage in colloquial speech:

I haven't been there yet.

They won't go yet.

etc


I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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