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    recover from

    Hello,

    I would like to know the differences in meaning between these two sentences - if both of them are idiomatic.

    Are you already recovered from your cold?

    Have you already recovered from your cold?


    Thank you very much.

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    Re: recover from

    Both are fine, though the first sounds slightly dated to me. Both are fairly formal; we'd be more likely to hear: Have you got over your cold (already)?

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    Re: recover from

    Have you recovered from your cold?
    Have you got over your cold?

    Both phrases can be used with 'yet'.

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    Re: recover from

    Theycan indeed, though with a different shade of meaning.

    'Already' suggests that the person enquiring may be a little surprised at the apparent speed of recovery. 'Yet' carries no such suggestion.

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