Look at these examples to see how just, yet, still and already are used.
I've just seen Sai. He's really enjoying his new job.
We haven't decided what to do yet.
I still haven't called Yumi to see how she is.
I've already had lunch but I'll join you for coffee.
Try this exercise to test your grammar.
- Grammar test 1
Read the explanation to learn more.
We often use just, yet, still and already with the present perfect because they are related to the present moment. This page focuses on the meaning and use of these words when they are used with the present perfect.
Just used with the present perfect means 'a short time before'.
I've just seen Susan coming out of the cinema.
Mike's just called. Can you ring him back, please?
Have you just taken my pen?!
Just comes between the auxiliary verb (have/has) and the past participle.
Yet used with the present perfect means 'at any time up to now'. We use it to emphasise that we expect something to happen soon. Yet (in this context) is only used in negative sentences and questions.
Have you finished your homework yet?
I haven't finished it yet. I'll do it after dinner.
A. Where's Sam? B: He hasn't arrived yet.
Yet comes at the end of the sentence or question.
Still used with the present perfect means that something hasn't happened. We use it to emphasise that we expected the thing to happen earlier. Still (in this context) is only used in negative sentences.
I've been waiting for an hour and the bus still hasn't come.
They promised me that report yesterday but they still haven't finished it.
She still hasn't replied to my email. Maybe she's on holiday.
Still comes between the subject (the bus, they, etc.) and auxiliary verb (haven't/hasn't).
Already used with the present perfect means 'before now'. We use it to emphasise that something happened before something else or earlier than expected.
I've already spent my salary and it's two weeks before payday.
He wanted to see Sudden Risk but I've already seen it.
The train's left already!
Already can come between the auxiliary and the main verb or at the end of the clause.
Do this exercise to test your grammar again.
- Grammar test 2
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What does this sentence mean?
"Is he home yet?"
a) He is still at home.
b) He hasn't arrived home yet.
Assuming that the answer to the question is "no", b) is the best answer.
Answer a) is similar in meaning to "He hasn't left home yet."
I hope that helps.
The LearnEnglish Team
This is from the Logman Dictionary for "yet".
I can't understand the difference between a and b.
a) used in negative statements and questions to talk about whether something that was expected has happened
I haven’t asked him yet (=but I will).
Has Edmund arrived yet?
‘Have you finished your homework?’ ‘Not yet.’
b) used in negative statements and questions to talk about whether a situation has started to exist
‘How are you going to get there?’ ‘I don’t know yet.’
Women didn’t yet have the vote (=at that time).
‘Is supper ready?’ ‘No, not yet.’