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Difference between ‘Still better’, ‘Better still’ & ‘Better yet’

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What does ‘better yet’ mean?

 
 
 

‘Still better’ means :

 
 
 

‘Better still’ means :

 
 
 

“Still better’ also means :

 
 
 

Why don’t you take a snack with you? __________, here’s some money; stop and get something to eat on your way.

 
 
 

Raechal is not as slim as she used to be, but she’s _____________ than Maria.

 
 
 

Let’s go to the amusement park. __________ let’s go to the beach, it would be more relaxing.

 
 
 

The trains are too crowded during peak hours. __________ I’ll take the bus.

 
 
 

Which of the two expressions are similar?

 
 
 

The food at the new cafe wasn’t that great,but ___________ than what I had cooked last evening.

 
 
 

Question 1 of 10

In this lesson, Ceema explains the difference between ‘still better’, ‘better still’ and ‘better yet’. These three expressions may sound similar but can’t be used interchangeably.

 1. Still better :

is used when something was better before and continues to be better even now. The word ‘still’ is used to express continuity of something or someone being better over a period of time.

Example : John is not as good as he used to be in playing chess, but still better than William.

It is also used to say that something is better even though it has certain bad points.

Example : The pasta is dry, but it’s still better than the one we had at the party last night.

2. Better still :

is used when someone makes a good suggestion, but you have an even better one

Example : You can send them your resume or better still, try contacting the manager directly.

3. Better yet :

is used to offer a better suggestion to replace a bad idea

Example : If I am late I will call you and inform, better yet why don’t you take responsibility and leave earlier next time.

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One thought on “Difference between ‘Still better’, ‘Better still’ & ‘Better yet’”

  1. Sharif says:

    Please, can you check the answer for the question 10? all of them tells wrong!!!!

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