Which is the correct answer to the question もう ジョンさんは 来ましたか。

いいえ, まだ ジョンさんは 来ません。


いいえ, まだ ジョンさんは 来ません でした。


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I don't see any other answers on this yet but if you have the adverb まだ the verb will conjugate to the negative ~ていない 。So this situation will be いいえ、まだジョンさんは来ていません。

  • ジョンさんは来ません would mean John will not come, so ジョンさんはまだ来ません doesn't make sense. If he is to come but he hasn't yet, it is used the form ている/ていない to describe the current state of the situation. The "state of not having come".
    – jarmanso7
    Apr 16, 2019 at 11:26

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