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Having a conversation with a native speaker by sms service, I am having difficulty to understand what it means exactly when someone says "no need to email yet in between" in the following context (me, as the actor A and the native, as the actor B):

A: Please just use this sms service for our important issues, and send email for our general communication.

B: Let's use this sms service for our important issues. No need to email yet in between.

Does that mean that I am expected to send just emails instead of sms service?

  • It was just a conversation (me as the actor "A") with a native (the actor "B"), which makes me confused. Does it mean that the native asked me not to use email to communicate? – Happy Mar 7 '16 at 13:44
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    I am sure that the native english speaker didn't mean to write 'yet in between' but I am struggling to think how SMS spell-checking could come up with this. – JavaLatte Mar 7 '16 at 17:21
  • Perhaps the native doesnt want such a small conversation (communication by email in this context), which is offered by A. So, my conclusion is: B wants to communicate (with A) only for significant (important) issues by text message service. No email needed. – Student Mar 7 '16 at 23:54
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Here is how I interpret the conversation:

You: I will send you SMS messages for important things, and emails for other (not-important) things

Native: Just send me SMS messages for important things. You do not need to email me for not-important things at this time.

To see how I came to this conclusion, I'll break up the native's message.

Let's use this sms service for our important issues.

This part is pretty clear: for important things, use the sms service.

No need to email

"You do not need to email me" or "Please do not email me"

In between

Between what? I assume he means "in between the sms messages you send me"

yet

"at this time", so maybe as the project develops this will change and you should email him. But for now, you do not need to.

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I think the meaning is:

B: Let's use this sms service for our important issues. No need to email yet at the same time.

or

B: Let's use this sms service for our important issues. No need to email yet in the meantime.

See in between:

2) in the midst of

and meantime synonyms:

at the same time, concurrently

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