Already/Yet

I have ____ to do it.

  • already

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  • yet

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RonBee

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Q: Have you finished that project?
A: No, I haven't started on it yet.

Q: Have you started on that project?
A: I have already finished it.

:)
 

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If you have yet to do something you haven't done it. If you have already done something you have done it and you did it sooner than expected.

~R
 
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as i know "yet" is be used in negative sentences ...

but "already" is just be used in positive sentences ...

also "yet" is always end of the sentences, "already" is always after auxiliary!


if im wrong, edit please ...
 

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I haven't finished yet.

I have yet to do it.

He has already finished, and I haven't started yet.

:)
 

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I have already started studying English but haven't yet mastered it's rules.

What's the proper positioning of already/yet?
What part of speech are they?
 

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I have already started studying English but haven't yet mastered it's rules.

What's the proper positioning of already/yet?
What part of speech are they?

The use of already is a little strange in that sentence, butI can't argue with the grammar. (There is a spelling problem. Do you see it?)

The positioning is just fine. (Read the Dictionary.com definitions. They should be helpful.)

They are adverbs.
 

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I read this subject today in the morning and when I went to my course the grammar was about (yet and already):-o :-D

but I want to ask: the teacher said that we must use (yet and already) in the present perfect tense like.. I'v already done my homework.. and she said it shoud be between the helping verb and the main verb
Is it right or wrong??
tanks
 

RonBee

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I read this subject today in the morning and when I went to my course the grammar was about (yet and already):-o :-D

but I want to ask: the teacher said that we must use (yet and already) in the present perfect tense like.. I'v already done my homework.. and she said it shoud be between the helping verb and the main verb
Is it right or wrong??
tanks
You can't go wrong following your teacher's advice (concerning already).

I've already done my homework.​


but


I haven't done my homework yet.​
~R
 

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I have yet to do it - correct
I have yet to do it means I have not done it yet, or I still have to do it.
 

RonBee

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I have yet to do it.
or
I have already done it.
"I have already done it" is certainly a valid sentence, but it means the opposite of "I have yet to do it".

~R
 

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¨I have already done that but I have yet to do this one.¨
 

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I think your senses have already done it well for you...
 

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So I can use yet and already not only in the statements with the present perfect simple but with every tences?is it true?

For instead:Tomorrow I'll have to do it yet.(Is it ok?)
 

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We use already in statements about the past. Example:
Jack has already done it. (Perhaps the task was accomplished sooner than antcipated.)
We use yet in statements about the future. Example:
I haven't done it yet. (I expect to do it, but at this moment I have not, in fact, done it.)
~R
 
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