This time, we're gonna analyze the different functions of 'already' in the English language. If you're interested in learning more, join me.

How to Use "Already" in English

In English, 'already' mainly functions as an adverb. In this lesson, we will discuss how to learn and use it.

Functions of 'Already'

'Already' as an Adverb

Mainly, 'already' is an adverb. Below, we are going to learn about the different kinds of adverbs it is:

'Already' as an Adverb of Time

We use 'already' as an adverb of time to indicate that something we expected has happened before. In other words, the action is finished. Look at the examples below:

I've already talked to the professor.

Ms. Adams, I'm afraid we've already discussed your transformation with Dr. Collins.

Position in a Sentence

Since 'already' is an adverb, it mainly comes before the main verb to modify it. Check out the examples below for more clarification:

But didn't she say that she'd already killed her daughter?

They all act like everything has already been decided.


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