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    #1

    already in the sentence

    1)"Thirty seconds into the conversation, and already he'd blown it."

    OR

    2)"Thirty seconds into the conversation, and he'd already blown it."

    OR

    3)"Thirty seconds into the conversation, and he'd blown it already."

    Where would you put "already" in the sentence?

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    #2

    Re: already in the sentence

    I'd go for #2, but the others sound acceptable to me.

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    #3

    Re: already in the sentence

    Any of these three; the third one may be used in Yiddish-influenced Am Eng (with a meaning of 'already' that doesn't relate to time) but it may also be used with the usual (temporal) meaning. I'd guess that the 2nd is the more common wording, but they're all fine.

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    PS 5jj beat me to it! Always with the lengthy explanations, already.
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    #4

    Re: already in the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1)"Thirty seconds into the conversation, and already he'd blown it."

    OR

    2)"Thirty seconds into the conversation, and he'd already blown it."

    OR

    3)"Thirty seconds into the conversation, and he'd blown it already."

    Where would you put "already" in the sentence?
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    Ostap,


    I do not know how to link. If you go to Google and

    type in "The Grammar Logs #102 already," you will find a

    very long discussion about the placement of the adverb

    "already."


    THANK YOU

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    #5

    Re: already in the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    Ostap,


    I do not know how to link. If you go to Google and

    type in "The Grammar Logs #102 already," you will find a

    very long discussion about the placement of the adverb

    "already."


    THANK YOU
    I've been reading the book ''So long, and thanks for all the fish" by Douglas Adams. There's more than a couple of times when he used it at the begining of a sentence or like in 1).

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