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  1. Newbie
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    i need an explanation

    "I have booked your ticket already."

    why is it wrong?

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    Re: i need an explanation

    Already usually goes in the middle of a sentence: I have already booked your ticket. It is possible, however, to end a sentence with already, like you did in your sentence.

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    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 27-Feb-2013 at 18:50. Reason: Good point, Barb_D.
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    Re: i need an explanation

    I don't have a problem with the placement of the adverb.

    Why do you think this is wrong in the first place? You already got an answer to the one with "I booked" and were told that "I have booked" is the usual way to say it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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