I have never heard of “or” as a word much less meaning “yet”. Explain please

I have never heard of “or” as a word much less meaning “yet”. Explain please

This question relates to:French lesson "yet"
Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Judy,

'Or' is what is called a coordinating conjunction and is part of a series that we remember as:

mais, où, et, donc, or, ni, car

which sounds funny in French, "mais où est donc Ornicar?".

Or has several meanings in English, one of which is yet.  It conveys an opposition to what has just been said:

La Météo annonçait du bon temps, or il a plu.
The weather forecast said it would be fine, yet it rained.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq exercise which uses all these conjunctions:

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/blog/a-la-television-coordinating-conjunctions-practice/

Hope this helps!

Thankyou. I know OR as co- ordinating conjunction in English now I know it in French

I have never heard of “or” as a word much less meaning “yet”. Explain please

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