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Hello.
I will really appreciate some help.
1)Are the structures with "yet" correct: a)"he hasn't said yet how long..." b)"he hasn't yet said how long..."?
2)Which word order is correct: "he spoke with the prime minister over the phone" or "he spoke over the phone with the prime minister"?
3)Is it possible to use "hail" in the context: "he arrived in the country to hail British troops"?
4)May "greet" and "congratulate" be used as synonyms?
Thank you very much for help.

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    1)Are the structures with "yet" correct: a)"he hasn't said yet how long..." b)"he hasn't yet said how long..."?
    Either placement of "yet" works fine.

    2)Which word order is correct: "he spoke with the prime minister over the phone" or "he spoke over the phone with the prime minister"?
    I'd say, "He spoke on the phone with the prime minister."

    3)Is it possible to use "hail" in the context: "he arrived in the country to hail British troops"?
    I'd add "the" after "hail," but yes, this is fine.

    4)May "greet" and "congratulate" be used as synonyms?
    They are not synonyms. To greet someone is to say hello and welcome him/her. To congratulate someone is to praise them for a job well done.

    http://www.answers.com/greet
    http://www.answers.com/congratulate

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