Already vs. Yet

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  • Already (adverb)

    Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.

  • Already (adverb)

    So soon.

    “Are you quitting already?”

  • Already (adverb)

    An intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation.

    “I wish they’d finish already, so we can get going.”

    “Enough already!”

    “Be quiet already!”

  • Yet (adverb)

    Thus far; up to the present; up to some specified time.

    “He has never yet been late for an appointment;”

    “Iā€™m not yet wise enough to answer that;”

    “Have you finished yet?”

  • Yet (adverb)

    Continuously up to the current time; still.

    “The workers went to the factory early and are striking yet.”

  • Yet (adverb)

    At some future time; eventually.

    “The riddle will be solved yet.”

  • Yet (adverb)

    Not as of the time referenced.

    “I’ve yet to see him. ā€” I have not yet seen him.”

    “I had yet to go to a convention. ā€” I had not yet gone to a convention.”

    “He seemed yet to be convinced. ā€” He seemed not yet to have been convinced.”

  • Yet (adverb)

    In addition.

    “There are two hours yet to go until our destination.”

  • Yet (adverb)


    “K-2 is yet higher than this.”

  • Yet (conjunction)

    Nevertheless; however; but; despite that.

    “I thought I knew you, yet how wrong I was.”

  • Yet (verb)

    To melt; found; cast, as metal.

  • Yet (noun)

    A metal pan or boiler; yetling.

  • Yet (adverb)

    up until the present or a specified or implied time; by now or then

    “I haven’t told anyone else yet”

    “aren’t you ready to go yet?”

    “I have yet to be convinced”

    “the congress was widely acclaimed as the best yet”

  • Yet (adverb)

    as soon as the present or a specified or implied time

    “wait, don’t go yet”

  • Yet (adverb)

    from now into the future for a specified length of time

    “I hope to continue for some time yet”

  • Yet (adverb)

    referring to something that will or may happen in the future

    “further research may yet explain the enigma”

    “I know she’s alive and I’ll find her yet”

  • Yet (adverb)

    still; even (used to emphasize increase or repetition)

    “snow, snow, and yet more snow”

    “yet another diet book”

    “the rations were reduced yet again”

  • Yet (adverb)

    in spite of that; nevertheless

    “every week she gets worse, and yet it could go on for years”

  • Yet (conjunction)

    but at the same time; but nevertheless

    “the path was dark, yet I slowly found my way”

Oxford Dictionary

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