I said to friend: "I got screwed". "Want me to explain how?"
He replied: "not yet".

I expected "Not now"

Are now and yet same things? I dont think so.

What is difference between now and yet?

As far as I think Yet means until now

And now is the present time

So he used the wrong word in my opinion - am I correct?

  • Is this a question? And why is he wrong? If he did not want to hear it at this moment, he would use "Not yet" meaning "later" – mplungjan Nov 10 '17 at 7:58
  • It should be not now. Yet means until now not now – user64550 Nov 10 '17 at 8:10
  • Not yet means later – mplungjan Nov 10 '17 at 8:14
  • Any source.....? – user64550 Nov 10 '17 at 8:26
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    "Now now" is a better expression, however if he is busy with something, "Not Yet" means "Wait until I am ready" – mplungjan Nov 10 '17 at 8:40

He is not necessarily using the wrong word.

"Now now" is a better expression but can come over as rude.

If however he is busy with something, "Not Yet" means "Wait until I am ready"

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/yet https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/not-just-yet https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/yet

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