Just Yet Still Already

Objectives of today’s lesson:

In this lesson, Learn English with Julia presents to you “Just Yet Still Already​”, in order for you to be able to answer the following questions:

  • where we can use yet?
  • when I have to use already?
  • what is the meaning of just yet?
  • what tenses can I use with Just Yet Still Already​?

Grammar Quiz:

Keywords listed in English:

  • just
  • still
  • yet
  • already
  • perfect tense
  • adverbs

Video Transcript:

Hello and welcome to this video! Let’s find out when to use: “just”, “yet”, “still”, and “already”
Now “just” means a short time ago.
“Yet” is used when something is expected to happen or is at any time up to now.
So we tend to use “yet” a lot some questions and negative statements.
“Still” we use for something that is ongoing and expected to finish earlier.
And finally “already” is for something that is has finished early or easier than planned. Now in use, a few examples here. In red we have two examples that include a perfect tense. We have placed “just” and “already” between the auxiliary and the past participle
“She has just left.” We are using a present perfect here. It’s a perfect tense. We place “just” between the auxiliary and the past participle. The same thing goes with “already”. We’re using the past perfect: “I had already seen her”. “Already” is placed between the auxiliary and the past participle. “I haven’t seen her yet”: there we’re using a perfect tense. However “yet” tends to be placed at the end of the statement.
And finally “still”. “Are they still waiting?” “Still” doesn’t work with perfect tenses. It can work with lots of tenses. It’s simply placed between the auxiliary and the present participle in this case.
That’s it for today!
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