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Time to focus on the language, as we learn how to make sentences with the present perfect and just, already and yet. Let's practise the rules!

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More rules

In the last activity, we said we usually use just and already in positive sentences. Yet, on the other hand, comes at the end of a negative sentence or question. For example, Finn said this in the video:

  • No – I haven't had a cup yet! No coffee for me this year.

Yet means 'before now', or 'until now'. It's often used with something that's expected to happen, like in this question:

  • Have you finished your essay yet?

In the question, the speaker expects the essay will be finished.

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We usually put yet at the end of a negative sentence or question.

  • I haven't had lunch yet.

To do

Let's do a quiz to test what you have learnt about just, already or yet.

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Test yourself!

5 Questions

Choose the correct word for each gap. Check the grammar rules if you need help!

Parabéns! Você completou o exercício.
Excellent! Excelente! Bad luck! Você acertou:
x / y

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Well done. You've practised using the words just, already and yet with the present perfect. In the next activity, you can hear more examples and do a practice quiz with Finn and Alice in 6 Minute Grammar.

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  • Yet = before now / until now

    We use yet in negative sentences and in questions.

    • Steve hasn’t decided which course to apply for yet.
    • Has your tutor approved your research topic yet?

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