We use already to emphasise that something was completed before something else happened.
- I’ve already told him
- I’ve already seen that movie.
- Are you leaving already?
- He hasn’t gone already, has he?
Already is often used with the present perfect or past perfect.
Let’s check examples of sentences with already using different tenses in English
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Already: Position in a Sentence
We usually put already in the normal mid position for adverbs.
These can go; (1) between the subject and the main verb, (2) after the modal verb or first auxiliary verb and (3) After be as a main verb.
- I already knew he failed the test
- I had already told him the truth
- Mike’ s already here
We can use already at the end of a sentence for greater emphasis or to show greater surprise.
- He finished his homework already
- Did you finish your application already?
Sentences with Already and the Present Perfect
These are some sentences with already and the Present Perfect
- I have already changed my clothes.
- She has already left the office.
- Have you already read this book?
- I have already eaten lunch.
Sentences with Already and the Past Perfect
These are example of sentences with already and the past perfect
- The plane had already landed
- she had already gone home.
- The text had already been marked up with corrections
- She had already gone to the park
Sentences with Already and the Simple Present
These are some sentences with already and the simple present
- I already know.
- I already ate
- I’m already busy
- I’m already late
- I’m already rich.
- It’s already dark.
- Joe’s already here
- John is already a writer
Sentences with Already and the Simple Past
These are some sentences with already and the simple past
- She was already in love with him.
- I already ate.
- I did it already
- You already paid
- I already checked those tests
- They already knew.
- They already left.
- We already paid for your flight
- I already said that.
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