Ever & Never & Just & Already & Yet
We often use ever, never, just, already, and yet with the present perfect tense.
We use ever
in interrogative sentences:
a. Have you ever been to the United States?
b. Have you ever traveled by train?
c. Have you ever failed a class?
We use never
in affirmative sentences: but the meaning is negative.
a. I have never cheated in an exam.
b. My son has never been to Moscow.
c. My brother have never gone to London.
We use just
to express a recently completed action.
a. The cat has just caught a bird.
b. The guests have just arrived.
c. I have just finished my homework.
We use already
to express that something has happened sooner than expected.
a. Don't forget to bring your book! Oh, I have already brought it.
b. The boys are going to pack, aren't they?
No. They have already packed.
c. Is Adam going to buy a new car? No, he isn't. He has already bought it.
We use yet
in interrogative and negative sentences and it suggests a time later than expected.
a. Have you done your homework? No, I haven't done it yet
b. Has your father seen your report?
No, he hasn't seen it yet
c. Have the visitors arrived?
No, they haven't arrived yet.Also See:Present Perfect Tense
Another exercise with already / just / yet
Quick ExerciseFill in the blanks using ever, never, just, already and yet
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