Hi guys, I am a non-native english speaker and was just wondering why the use of "yet" at the end of this sentence.
In the absence of any credible opposition, it is likely to stay in government for several years yet.
Consider the statement without YET :In the absence of any credible opposition, it is likely to stay in government for several years
this is just a statement saying when there is no opposition,it will stay ....But does not stress on the first part of the statement.
if we see at the given statement with YET :
inspite of the absence of any credible opposition it is likely to stay in
usage of YET :
1. At this time
; for the present: isn't ready yet.
2. Up to a specified time
; thus far: The end had not yet come.
3. At a future time
; eventually: may yet change his mind.
; in addition: returned for yet another helping.
5. Still more
; even: a yet sadder tale.
: young yet wise.
If there were choice between above two scenarios the give scenario sounds better.
Its Now Or Never