I have just, I have already, I haven’t yet

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We often use just and already with the present perfect tense.

Already and just come after have/has. Yet comes at the end of the statement or question. Yet is generally used in negative sentences.

I have just

When to use I have just?

  • Just means: a very short time ago. Ex: I have just spoken to her.
  • We use I have just for actions that have happened RECENTLY. Ex: I have just eaten an apple.

I have Just Examples:

  • The bus has just gone.
  • The play has just started.
  • It has just started raining.
  • We have just bought a car.
  • I have just received a reply.
  • Mr. Joshi has just called you.
  • She has just been out shopping.
  • We have just finished the project.
  • We have just completed our project.
  • My son has just finished his homework.
  • My children have just come from school.
  • I have just had a tooth out at the dentist.
  • Mr. Ramanuj has just bought a new shirt.
  • I have just come back from a short time abroad.
  • I have just left the meeting. You can talk to me now.

I have already

When to use I have already?

  • Already means ‘before now’. Ex: I have already told him.
  • We use “already” to express actions that have happened, often earlier than expected, but we don’t know when.

I have already Examples

  • He has already started it.
  • I’ve already talked to the school.
  • We have already seen New York.
  • I have already done my homework.
  • I have already been to New Jersey.
  • She’s already bought some medicine.
  • I’ve already eaten. I don’t want to eat more.
  • When we got to the station, the train had already left.
  • It’s only 9 o’clock and Susan has already gone to bed.
  • I have already read this book. I don’t want to read it again.
  • I’ve already sold off half the furniture to pay the property taxes.

I have not yet.

When to use yet?

  • Yet means ‘up to now’.
  • We use yet in negative sentences and questions. Yet is usually at the end.

Yet Examples

  • The train hasn’t left yet.
  • I haven’t read the book yet.
  • She hasn’t watched the episode yet.
  • I haven’t eaten breakfast yet. Wait for me.
  • My husband hasn’t phoned me yet. I’m worried.
  • My sister has not cleaned her room yet. It is very dirty.
  • I haven’t completed my homework yet. Let me finish it first.

I have just….., I have already…….., I haven’t……… yet Questions form

  • Where is my baby?
    He has just woken up.
  • Are you hungry?
    No, I have just had dinner.
  • Is your father here?
    No, he has just gone out.
  • Are you ready?
    No, not yet.
  • Are your parents here?
    Yes, they’ve just arrived.
  • What time are your parents coming?
    They’ve already arrived.
  • Are your children here?
    No, they haven’t arrived yet.
  • Does Sami know that you’re going away?
    No, I haven’t told him yet.
  • Have Laura and Paul arrived yet?
    No, not yet. We’re still waiting for them.
  • Have you started your new job yet?
    No, not yet.
  • Have you paid your electricity bill yet?
    Yes, I have already paid it.