Tuesday, December 16, 2008

worse yet or worse still?

Which phrasing is correct: "worse yet" or "worse still"? Perhaps both are?

1 comment:

Toth said...

If referring to the comparative, I think you can use both, but I would vote for 'worse yet' as the most appropriate & common pairing of adverbs; the word 'yet' carrying the sense of 'in addition' or 'moreover'. Still carries much the same meaning though. (If you are using those words in a sentence or headline as 'worst still to come'...then still would be a better fit of course)