How do you use already and yet?

How do you use already and yet?

We can use both in questions, but the meaning is a bit different. YET simply asks if something has happened or we still have to wait. ALREADY knows that something has happened, it simply expresses surprise because it happened sooner than expected. If we put ALREADY at the end, we are emphasizing our surprise.

Where do you put already in present perfect?

With Present Perfect already usually goes after have or has and before the main verb. Examples – We’ve already had our breakfast. – When are you going to do your homework? – But I’ve already done it! – Do you want a cup of coffee? – No, thanks.

Can I use yet with past perfect?

These two tenses are both used to talk about things that happened in the past. However we use past perfect to talk about something that happened before another action in the past, which is usually expressed by the past simple. The past perfect is often used with already, yet, just and even.

Can already be used with present tense?

“Already” is usually used with Past Perfect and Present Perfect Tense. However, we can also use “already” with Simple Present, Present Continuous and Simple Past Tense.

How can I use yet in a sentence?

Put “yet” at the end of a sentence to describe something that hasn’t happened.

  1. For example, you may say, “I haven’t completed my homework yet,” or, “I haven’t eaten breakfast yet.”
  2. You can also say, “She hasn’t watched the episode yet,” or, “He hasn’t phoned me back yet.”

How do you use yet in a sentence?

Yet sentence example

  1. It was early, yet we were all ready for bed after our long hike.
  2. He would often say the exact opposite of what he had said on a previous occasion, yet both would be right.
  3. Why, I have not yet had time to settle down!
  4. I haven’t seen that movie yet , so don’t tell me how it ends!

How do you use just yet still and already with the present perfect?

Grammar explanation

  1. just. Just used with the present perfect means ‘a short time before’.
  2. yet. Yet used with the present perfect means ‘at any time up to now’.
  3. still. Still used with the present perfect means that something hasn’t happened.
  4. already. Already used with the present perfect means ‘before now’.

Can we use yet with present simple?

We also use yet in simple, present tense questions, but not in positive statements: Are you hungry yet? Is the doctor here yet? I am hungry yet.

Has already or had already?

You use “had already” if you are speaking about a past event that is referenced in the past tense. you use “Have already” when you are speaking about a past event referenced in the present tense.

What is the difference between still yet and already?

Already is placed after the verb to be and before the adjective like still: Fifteen minutes after the play had started we were already bored. They knew that they were already late for the meeting. Yet is used in a negative sentence or in a question.

Was already or were already?

Thanks for the A2A. When you use the adverb already, the sentence is more often in a perfect tense, so using the verb been, the perfect tense of be is correct. What’s mistaken is you used were, which is only the past tense of be, so you failed to form a perfect tense in you sentence.

Is it already or already?

‘already’ is an adverb. When ‘has’ or ‘have’ are used as an auxiliary verb, the adverb should be placed after it. For example, The ticket has already been booked. If you use ‘has’ or ‘have’ as the main verb, then ‘already’ comes before it.

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