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    #1

    what is the difference ?

    hi guys,

    1. she has already seen him.

    2. she has just seen him.

    What is the difference between them.

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    #2

    Re: what is the difference ?

    In that pair, "just" suggests that the sighting was very recent. "Already" could mean a while ago.

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    #3

    Re: what is the difference ?

    so for example, what a while ago ? can we say 2 days ago ?

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    Re: what is the difference ?

    Can't say.

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    #5

    Re: what is the difference ?

    then,what is the time limitation roughly in usage of 'already' ?

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    #6

    Re: what is the difference ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorkem Atay View Post
    Then, [space] what is the time limitation roughly in the usage of 'already'[no space]?
    Please remember that the correct use of capital letters is an important part of correctly written English.

    It really will depend on context. To someone who is 80, it could be 30 or more years ago.
    If you're talking about a movie that's in the theaters, it could be a month ago.
    If you're talkinga about feeding the dog, it could be two minutes ago.
    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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    #7

    Re: what is the difference ?

    A better title would have been She has already/just seen him.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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