Just, Already, Yet | Class 10 English Grammar


Both just and already are used in affirmative sentences. There is a difference of meaning.

Already is used to talk about something that has happened sooner than expected. It shows surprise. Just means exactly or very recently.

Compare:

Just can also mean only.

Just is not used in questions or negative sentences.

Position of just, yet and already

Already usually goes with the verb. If there is no auxiliary verb, already goes before the verb. If there is an auxiliary verb, it goes after the auxiliary verb.

Yet usually goes at the end of a clause. It can also go immediately after not.

Complete the following sentences using just, yet or already. Choose your answers from the options given in the brackets.

1. Has she come ———————? (just / yet)

2. They have ——————— finished. (already / yet)

3. They have not finished ——————— (yet / just)

4. I have ——————— heard from an old friend of mine. (just / yet)

5. Has the paperboy come ———————? (yet / just)

Answers

1. Yet; 2. Already; 3. Yet; 4. Just; 5. Yet