I have yet to see the results.

What does this sentence mean? I can understand it without "yet". But with "yet", it puzzles me. Does it mean

I haven't yet seen the results.

If it does, how can it mean that? "Yet" means up to the present. I have yet to see the results. = I have to see the results up to the present. But the latter doesn't make sense. How does the sentence mean I haven't yet seen the results?

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    Yes. That is the meaning.
    – Dan
    Jan 17 at 4:38

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English isn't logical, and "yet" can have a negative meaning in a few contexts. This is an idiomatic use of yet, Cambridge considers it an idiom "have yet to + infinitive" and the meaning of the idiom is that you haven't done it.


Actually, "yet" is not illogical here. You can understand it as:

I have yet (still) [been waiting] to see the results.


"I have yet to see the results" is parsable as "Up to this date, I wait to see the results."

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