Still/yet/already


Grammar:

STILL

Ex.:

  • I’ve been learning Spanish for two months and I still do the same mistakes.

(= I continue doing the same mistakes – the situation hasn’t changed)

  • It’s 11 o’clock and she’s still in bed.
  • Do you still want to go with us or have you changed your mind?

Usually:

  • position – in the middle of the sentence
  • still+verb

Negative:

  • shows a stronger feeling/surprise

Ex.:

  • He said he would be here 30 minutes ago and he still hasn’t come.

YET

  • used in negative sentences and questions

Ex.:

  • Have you met our new teacher yet?

(= until now)

  • I haven’t started reading the book yet.
  • It’s 12 o’clock and she isn’t here yet.

Compare:

  • Is it still snowing?
  • Has it stopped snowing yet?
  • I texted him 2 hours ago and he hasn’t replied yet.
  • I texted him 2 ours ago and he still hasn’t replied.

ALREADY

  • position – in the middle of the sentence
  • used to say that something happened sooner than expected

Ex.:

  • Do you need my help or you’re already done?
  • I’ve just had my dinner and I’m already hungry.

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