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Originally Posted by louhevly View Post
Use "ever". "already" means something different.
So, what's the difference ? I've always learnt that "ever" was only possible in questions.
Again, thank you. Jean-Luc
You can also use it in conditionals:
If you ever come to Manresa, call me.
"already" is usually used to talk about something that has happened before someone expects:
Why aren't you doing your homework?
I've already done it.
Marta had her baby last night.
Already?? (the baby wasn't due until next month)
I don't know what the question is.
In any case, you can use "ever" in ordinary speech. You might use it for emphasis. Examples:
You never ever do it right.In poetry "ever and ever" or "ever and always" is a very long time.
It's not ever been done that way before.
Of course, you can use it in questions. Examples:
When did you ever do that?
Does she ever stop talking?