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" researchers have still to decide whether smell is one sense or two- one responding to odours proper and the registering odourless chemicals in the air. " Can I ask you guys why it's not still have to in this sentence ?

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    Still can go in either position but still have to is much more common. Have still to can sound quite stiff and old-fashioned but it is still used. There is a slight nuance in that they still have to X means they have to X and they haven't yet, whereas they have still to X can just mean they haven't yet X (like they have yet to X, which doesn't imply any obligation at all). In this context there isn't really any difference between those meanings and I would say it's just a question of style. – Minty Apr 19 at 13:53
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It's not "still have to" because, in this case, the placement of still is optional; it can go before or after the verb.

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My guess the rule is it goes before the verb, but still makes sense when used after. It's like six of one and half a dozen of another.

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