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Are both sentences OK and the same meaning? He couldn't get a job yet. He hasn't been able to get a job yet.
Jan 8, 2016 7:25 PM
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Yes, they are correct and their meanings are the same
January 8, 2016
I have a slight preference for "He hasn't been able to get a job yet." This implies that he's trying to get one, and has been unsuccessful. "He couldn't get a job yet" implies that he hasn't tried to get one, because such an attempt would be futile. As such, including "yet" sounds a little strange.
January 8, 2016
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