Pas-encore-toujours-pas

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Definition

pas encore (prêt) : not (ready) yet

Pas encore and encore pas have different meanings:

Victor n’a pas encore travaillé aujourd’hui. Victor hasn’t worked yet today. (= the day isn’t over it, he will soon work)
Victor n’a encore pas travaillé aujourd’hui. Victor didn’t work again today. (= once again, he didn’t work)

toujours pas (prêt) : still not (ready)

Toujours pas and pas toujours have different meanings:

Victor n’a toujours pas envie d’écrire. Victor still doesn’t want to write. (= this has been going on for a while)
Victor n’a pas toujours envie d’écrire. Victor doesn’t always want to write. (= sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn’t)

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