Does this English sentence make sense?

Can you play yet?

Can you eat yet?

Can you sit yet?

Do these phrases make sense?

Thank you

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes. They make sense. 

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, all OK. 'Yet' is an indication of time. ie "I'm not sure when I can play." "Later "Are you ok to play yet?"

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, all of them make sense.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Only sort of. Native speakers will use "already" instead of "yet"

    They may use "yet" in negative answers:

    No, we cannot do that yet

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  • susan
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes they do make sense, You could also say, Are you able to play yet.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, they can be sensible things to say in certain situations. There has to be some implied or context-declared reason that you have been unable to eat or play or sit for them to be sensible.  Like, for example, supposed I had suffered a wound to my rear end and could not really sit while it healed, THEN asking me if I can sit yet would be sensible.  However, if you simply asked such a question without any context, the person would consider you an idiot, because I could always play, eat, and sit as a general thing so why even ask?  I cannot remember any point in my life where I was incapable of doing such simple tasks.

    It is not like asking "Can you ride a bike yet?" to some kid, or asking a teenager if he can legally drive yet, or if a person can vote yet (which is asking if they are old enough to be permitted to vote).

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    'Can you play yet?' sort of makes sense, in the context of a young child asking a friend of similar age if he is allowed out to play.  My form would be "Are you ready to play yet?"

    I cannot  imagine using the other two in any context.  

    Really, forget that form of: 'Can you.....yet?' in any context unless you come across it an any writing which you know is by a native speaker of British or American English. Then take careful note of the context of how those phrases are used.

    Note that 'already' at the end of a sentence is typical of a Jewish person speaking English. It is not typical of a British person. 

    Note that Amulyaprasad is Indian.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, they do.. "yet" the adverb is used to mean that something could, might etc. happen in the future, even though it seems unlikely. By the way, , these are meaningful sentences rather than phrases.

    They can win yet.

  • 1 month ago

    it sounds okay to me

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