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    Re: future tenses+ready heard it

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I'm getting sidetracked but I've been hearing a lot of "already" at the end of a sentence. "Give me that already!" and "Nothing that we don't know already."
    Presumably the speakers were not of the Jewish origin.
    We've discussed this already, Ostap - Grammar correct

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    Re: future tenses+ready heard it

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I'm getting sidetracked but I've been hearing a lot of "already" at the end of a sentence. "Give me that already!" and "Nothing that we don't know already."
    Presumably the speakers were not of the Jewish origin.
    I am not a teacher.

    Some 12% of New York City is Jewish. American English has been influenced by Yiddish, among many other languages and cultures. Me, I like the way Jews talk. I'll even say oy vey once in a while.

    Your first example employs the "already" from definition 3, but your second does not.

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    Re: future tenses+ready heard it

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I'm going to be/will be boiling it for five minutes already" is very poor English.
    It would be English a person might hear from a new-comer to GB or the US?

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    Re: future tenses+ready heard it

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    It would be English a person might hear from a new-comer to GB or the US?
    Possibly. I consider it poor English only because of 'already'. Without that word, it's fine.

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