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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.
- 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.