Already, yet (examples, how to use)

Already, yet
We use already to say that something happened sooner than expected.

Already usually comes before the main verb or between an auxiliary or modal verb and the main verb.
I am sorry, she has already gone home.
The film has already started.

She's only four years old and she can already read.
We use yet in questions or negative statements to talk about things that we expected to happen before now. Have you finished work yet?
I haven't seen the new James Bond film yet.
Have you met our new colleague? ~ Not yet.
Yet usually comes at the end of the sentence.

We usually use the present perfect with already and yet.


  1. Damien O'Neal - August 16, 2016, 9:53 pm Reply

    “of the 20 apples, one has yet to be rotten”

    With that sentence, i have stated that none of the apples are rotten, that is the intention, but someone told me that it means that 19 are? I’m slightly confused.

    • Anonymous - October 20, 2016, 8:37 am Reply

      No I think that is your statement is correct and the meaning also is the same as you said

    • Anonymous - May 5, 2017, 11:18 pm Reply

      20 apples, all of them are rotten, but one isn’t yet. It will be eventually…

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