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    Default Re: Already/Yet

    Q: Have you finished that project?
    A: No, I haven't started on it yet.

    Q: Have you started on that project?
    A: I have already finished it.


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    If you have yet to do something you haven't done it. If you have already done something you have done it and you did it sooner than expected.

    ~R
    Last edited by RonBee; 11-Nov-2006 at 14:53.

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    Default Re: Already/Yet

    as i know "yet" is be used in negative sentences ...

    but "already" is just be used in positive sentences ...

    also "yet" is always end of the sentences, "already" is always after auxiliary!


    if im wrong, edit please ...

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    Default Re: Already/Yet

    I haven't finished yet.

    I have yet to do it.

    He has already finished, and I haven't started yet.


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    Cool Re: Already/Yet

    I have already started studying English but haven't yet mastered it's rules.

    What's the proper positioning of already/yet?
    What part of speech are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I have already started studying English but haven't yet mastered it's rules.

    What's the proper positioning of already/yet?
    What part of speech are they?
    The use of already is a little strange in that sentence, butI can't argue with the grammar. (There is a spelling problem. Do you see it?)

    The positioning is just fine. (Read the Dictionary.com definitions. They should be helpful.)

    They are adverbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The use of already is a little strange in that sentence, butI can't argue with the grammar. (There is a spelling problem. Do you see it?)

    The positioning is just fine. (Read the Dictionary.com definitions. They should be helpful.)

    They are adverbs.
    Yes, I see it! the "it's" it should be "its"... thanks!

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    Default Re: Already/Yet

    I read this subject today in the morning and when I went to my course the grammar was about (yet and already)

    but I want to ask: the teacher said that we must use (yet and already) in the present perfect tense like.. I'v already done my homework.. and she said it shoud be between the helping verb and the main verb
    Is it right or wrong??
    tanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEERA.S.A View Post
    I read this subject today in the morning and when I went to my course the grammar was about (yet and already)

    but I want to ask: the teacher said that we must use (yet and already) in the present perfect tense like.. I'v already done my homework.. and she said it shoud be between the helping verb and the main verb
    Is it right or wrong??
    tanks
    You can't go wrong following your teacher's advice (concerning already).

    I've already done my homework.


    but


    I haven't done my homework yet.
    ~R

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    Default Re: Already/Yet

    you can't evaluate by senteces... can you?

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