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    negative question: already/yet

    Doris: Hasn't your sister finished her homework ____?
    Emily: I don't know.
    (A) already (B) yet
    Which choice is correct?

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    Re: negative question: already/yet

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Doris: Hasn't your sister finished her homework ____?
    Emily: I don't know.
    (A) already (B) yet
    Which choice is correct?
    ''yet" is correct.
    The opposite sentence is, 'Has your sister finished her homework already?'

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    Re: negative question: already/yet

    Is there any milk in the fridge?
    Is there some milk in the fridge?
    Isnít there any milk in the fridge?
    Isnít there some milk in the fridge?
    The above sentences are quoted from Cambridge Grammar of English.
    If "some" can be used in negative questions, why can't we use "already" in negative questions?

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    Re: negative question: already/yet

    Yes, you can use 'already' in negative questions:
    negative question: already/yet

    However, I would say that in the specific Q + A you posted, the use of 'already' is unlikely. The word 'yet' would be the most logical choice:
    Doris: Hasn't your sister finished her homework yet?
    Emily: I don't know.

    In my opinion, 'already' would be more likely in this sort of context, for example:

    Emily: I'm going to help Janie with her homework in a little while.
    Doris: Hasn't she finished her homework already?
    Emily: Oh, I was assuming she hadn't. Did she tell you she had?
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