Just, Already and Yet
We use just, already and yet time expressions with the Present Perfect because we talk about the past but there is a connection with now.
We use just with the Present Perfect to say that something happened a short time before now.
- I’ve just arrived home, let me call you after dinner.
- She’s just cleaned the floor, don’t enter the room now.
- I’ve just had lunch, I am not hungry.
We use already with the Present Perfect to say that something happened before now and most of the time to say that it happened before you expected.
- A: Can you call the restaurant and reserve a table for dinner? B: I’ve already called them.
- We’ve already watched this film, let’s watch something else.
- Don’t worry, she’s already bought the tickets for the concert.
- I’ve already gotten on the bus, I will be there soon.
We use yet with the Present Perfect to say that something did not happen until now or to ask whether something happened until now or not.
We use yet with negative sentences and questions. And it is usually at the end of the sentence.
- I haven’t studied for the exam yet.
- Have you bought a present for her yet?
- I will be a bit late. I haven’t left the office yet.
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