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already vs yet

3 Mar

already

adverb
/ɔlˈrɛdi/
1 before now or before a particular time in the past“Lunch?”

“No thanks, I’ve already eaten.”

We got there early but Mike had already left.

help In informal spoken English, you can use the simple past tense with already
I already ate.
This is not usually considered correct in written English.
2 used to express surprise that something has happened so soon or so early

Is it 10 o’clock already?
You’re not leaving already, are you?
3 used to emphasize that a situation or problem exists

I’m already late.There are far too many people already.
We can’t take any more.


yet

adverb
/yɛt/ yet pronunciation American
1 used in negative sentences and questions to talk about something that has not happened but that you expect to happen

I haven’t received a letter from him yet.
I didn’t receive a letter from him yet.
“Are you ready?” “No, not yet.”
We have yet to decide what action to take (= We have not decided what action to take).
2 (used in negative sentences) now; as soon as this

Don’t go yet.We don’t need to start yet.

3 from now until the period of time mentioned has passed

He’ll be busy for ages yet.
They won’t arrive for at least two hours yet.

already vs yet

3 Mar

already

adverb
/ɔlˈrɛdi/
1 before now or before a particular time in the past“Lunch?”

“No thanks, I’ve already eaten.”

We got there early but Mike had already left.

help In informal spoken English, you can use the simple past tense with already
I already ate.
This is not usually considered correct in written English.
2 used to express surprise that something has happened so soon or so early

Is it 10 o’clock already?
You’re not leaving already, are you?
3 used to emphasize that a situation or problem exists

I’m already late.There are far too many people already.
We can’t take any more.


yet

adverb
/yɛt/ yet pronunciation American
1 used in negative sentences and questions to talk about something that has not happened but that you expect to happen

I haven’t received a letter from him yet.
I didn’t receive a letter from him yet.
“Are you ready?” “No, not yet.”
We have yet to decide what action to take (= We have not decided what action to take).
2 (used in negative sentences) now; as soon as this

Don’t go yet.We don’t need to start yet.

3 from now until the period of time mentioned has passed

He’ll be busy for ages yet.
They won’t arrive for at least two hours yet.

already vs yet

3 Mar

already

adverb
/ɔlˈrɛdi/
1 before now or before a particular time in the past“Lunch?”

“No thanks, I’ve already eaten.”

We got there early but Mike had already left.

help In informal spoken English, you can use the simple past tense with already
I already ate.
This is not usually considered correct in written English.
2 used to express surprise that something has happened so soon or so early

Is it 10 o’clock already?
You’re not leaving already, are you?
3 used to emphasize that a situation or problem exists

I’m already late.There are far too many people already.
We can’t take any more.


yet

adverb
/yɛt/ yet pronunciation American
1 used in negative sentences and questions to talk about something that has not happened but that you expect to happen

I haven’t received a letter from him yet.
I didn’t receive a letter from him yet.
“Are you ready?” “No, not yet.”
We have yet to decide what action to take (= We have not decided what action to take).
2 (used in negative sentences) now; as soon as this

Don’t go yet.We don’t need to start yet.

3 from now until the period of time mentioned has passed

He’ll be busy for ages yet.
They won’t arrive for at least two hours yet.

already vs yet

3 Mar

already

adverb
/ɔlˈrɛdi/
1 before now or before a particular time in the past“Lunch?”

“No thanks, I’ve already eaten.”

We got there early but Mike had already left.

help In informal spoken English, you can use the simple past tense with already
I already ate.
This is not usually considered correct in written English.
2 used to express surprise that something has happened so soon or so early

Is it 10 o’clock already?
You’re not leaving already, are you?
3 used to emphasize that a situation or problem exists

I’m already late.There are far too many people already.
We can’t take any more.


yet

adverb
/yɛt/ yet pronunciation American
1 used in negative sentences and questions to talk about something that has not happened but that you expect to happen

I haven’t received a letter from him yet.
I didn’t receive a letter from him yet.
“Are you ready?” “No, not yet.”
We have yet to decide what action to take (= We have not decided what action to take).
2 (used in negative sentences) now; as soon as this

Don’t go yet.We don’t need to start yet.

3 from now until the period of time mentioned has passed

He’ll be busy for ages yet.
They won’t arrive for at least two hours yet.

already vs yet

3 Mar

already

adverb
/ɔlˈrɛdi/
1 before now or before a particular time in the past“Lunch?”

“No thanks, I’ve already eaten.”

We got there early but Mike had already left.

help In informal spoken English, you can use the simple past tense with already
I already ate.
This is not usually considered correct in written English.
2 used to express surprise that something has happened so soon or so early

Is it 10 o’clock already?
You’re not leaving already, are you?
3 used to emphasize that a situation or problem exists

I’m already late.There are far too many people already.
We can’t take any more.


yet

adverb
/yɛt/ yet pronunciation American
1 used in negative sentences and questions to talk about something that has not happened but that you expect to happen

I haven’t received a letter from him yet.
I didn’t receive a letter from him yet.
“Are you ready?” “No, not yet.”
We have yet to decide what action to take (= We have not decided what action to take).
2 (used in negative sentences) now; as soon as this

Don’t go yet.We don’t need to start yet.

3 from now until the period of time mentioned has passed

He’ll be busy for ages yet.
They won’t arrive for at least two hours yet.

already vs yet

3 Mar

already

adverb
/ɔlˈrɛdi/
1 before now or before a particular time in the past“Lunch?”

“No thanks, I’ve already eaten.”

We got there early but Mike had already left.

help In informal spoken English, you can use the simple past tense with already
I already ate.
This is not usually considered correct in written English.
2 used to express surprise that something has happened so soon or so early

Is it 10 o’clock already?
You’re not leaving already, are you?
3 used to emphasize that a situation or problem exists

I’m already late.There are far too many people already.
We can’t take any more.


yet

adverb
/yɛt/ yet pronunciation American
1 used in negative sentences and questions to talk about something that has not happened but that you expect to happen

I haven’t received a letter from him yet.
I didn’t receive a letter from him yet.
“Are you ready?” “No, not yet.”
We have yet to decide what action to take (= We have not decided what action to take).
2 (used in negative sentences) now; as soon as this

Don’t go yet.We don’t need to start yet.

3 from now until the period of time mentioned has passed

He’ll be busy for ages yet.
They won’t arrive for at least two hours yet.

already vs yet

3 Mar

already

adverb
/ɔlˈrɛdi/
1 before now or before a particular time in the past“Lunch?”

“No thanks, I’ve already eaten.”

We got there early but Mike had already left.

help In informal spoken English, you can use the simple past tense with already
I already ate.
This is not usually considered correct in written English.
2 used to express surprise that something has happened so soon or so early

Is it 10 o’clock already?
You’re not leaving already, are you?
3 used to emphasize that a situation or problem exists

I’m already late.There are far too many people already.
We can’t take any more.


yet

adverb
/yɛt/ yet pronunciation American
1 used in negative sentences and questions to talk about something that has not happened but that you expect to happen

I haven’t received a letter from him yet.
I didn’t receive a letter from him yet.
“Are you ready?” “No, not yet.”
We have yet to decide what action to take (= We have not decided what action to take).
2 (used in negative sentences) now; as soon as this

Don’t go yet.We don’t need to start yet.

3 from now until the period of time mentioned has passed

He’ll be busy for ages yet.
They won’t arrive for at least two hours yet.