160. already, yet, still, any more. First certificate

 

Adverbs:

Sentence Types:

+ I ?

Time / Usage:
time:
before now

a past action is
completed earlier
than expected

Word Order:

Contexts:

already

after ist auxiliary verb: I've already met him.
after BE: Joanne is already here.

end of clause (for emphasis): You've done it already?!

efficient
early
quick
timesaver
unexpected
before 2r
4 action

 

 

 

 

waiting I slow

 

 

time: up to now

end of clause: I haven't finished it yet.

late / delayed

yet

- I ?

 

 

indecision

 

not past or future

a future action is

 

unfinished

 

not continuous

expected to happen

 

unconfirmed
anticipation

 

 

 

 

waiting / late

 

 

time: up to now

+ after Is' auxiliary verb: I'm still waiting for him.

impatient

still

+ 1 -?

an action is continuing

+ after BE: Lisa is still at work.

perseverance
ongoing

 

 

now after it was
expected to finish

- before 151 auxiliary verb: I still haven't had lunch.

no change
monopolising

 

 

 

 

used to

any more (BrE)

-?

time: past but not now

end of clause: I won't play rugby any more.

no longer
stopped I ban

anymore (AmE)

 

an action
no longer happens

 

change
given up / quit
moved on

 

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