Already vs just are two words that often confuse English learners. This lesson will help you distinguish between these two words.
ALREADY vs JUST
Already is used in positive phrases and questions. The sentence adds meaning like “even”, “something has happened earlier”.
- The American Embassy has already complained.
- He is already a member of Britain’s most exclusive club.
- She’d already gone when we got there.
- The sun was already up when they set off.
- The project is already well underway.
- ‘He’s already left,’ she informed us.
Just is often used in positive phrases and questions, and comes before the verse. It means “just before”, “a short time ago”.
- The man who has just walked out is Tom.
- His guitar solos are just unbelievable.
- This is just between you and me.
- A taxi passed by just a moment ago.
- They just leave the stone along the cracks.
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