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still

We use still to show that something continues up to a time in the past, present or future. It goes in front of the main verb:

Even when my father was 65, he still enjoyed playing tennis.
It's past midnight but she's still doing her homework.
I won't be at work next week. We'll still be on holiday.

or after the present simple or past simple of be:

Her grandfather has been very ill, but he is still alive.
We tried to help them, but they were still unhappy.

no longer

We use no longer to show the idea of something stopping in the past, present or future. It goes in front of the main verb:

At that moment, I realised that I no longer loved him.
We no longer live in England. We've moved to France.
From midnight tonight, Mr Jones will no longer be the president.

or after the present simple or past simple of be:

Sadly, Andrew and Bradley are no longer friends. They had an argument.
It was no longer safe to stay in the country. We had to leave immediately.

In a negative sentence, we use any longer or any more. It goes at the end of the sentence:

We don't live in England any longer.
It wasn't safe to stay in the country any more.

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already

We use already to show that something has happened sooner than it was expected to happen. It goes in front of the main verb:

The car is OK. I've already fixed it.
It was early but they were already sleeping.

or after the present simple or past simple of be:

It was early but we were already tired.
We are already late.

Sometimes already comes at the end of the sentence for emphasis:

It's very early but they are sleeping already.
It was early but we were tired already.
When we got there, most people had arrived already.

yet

We use yet in a negative or interrogative clause, usually with perfective aspect (especially in British English), to show that something has not happened by a particular time. yet comes at the end of a sentence:

It was late, but they hadn't arrived yet.
Have you fixed the car yet?
She won't have sent the email yet.

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Comments

Hi Gatsby,
Yes, the sentence you wrote is correct. Actually, it has the same structure as the last of Peter's examples:
It was a hard test but the next test will be more difficult still!
more difficult is the comparative adjective, and it comes before still - just like the adjective harder comes before still in your sentence.
Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team
 

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I have a question regarding already.
The rule says:

We use already to show that something has happened sooner than it was expected to happen. Like still, it comes before the main verb or after the present simple or past simple of the verb be.
But how come following sentence true?
Have you finished that book already? It's 400 pages long.

Hello Faster82!
 
Usually with present perfect, already will go between have and the past participle, but it can go at the end of questions as well. We sometimes put it at the end of sentences, as well - I have finished it already.
 
Hope that helps
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Many thanks

Thank u very much for these good informations.I wish i could be a member when i was a student.

thank you

it was easy ...............

She won’t have sent the email yet.
I also want a grammatical explanation on this.
Can anyone help? Thanks..

Hi
After going through the examples of 'yet' i got a bit confused about the last example which says: she wont have sent the email yet.
dont you reckon it would be like:she hasn't  sent the email yet?
please correct me if i am wrong:)
thanks

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