How to use just, already, yet .

We can use the present perfect with just, already and yet.

Just means ‘a short time ago’.

Vicky heard about the concert not long ago.


Already means ‘sooner than expected’.

They sold the tickets very quickly.


We use yet when we are expecting something to happen.

Vicky expects that Rachel will buy a ticket.


Just and already come before the past participle (heard, sold). Yet comes at the end of a question or a negative sentence.

Here are some more examples.

We’ve just come back from our holiday.

I’ve just had an idea.

It isn’t a very good party.Most people have already gone home.

My brother has already crashed his new car.

It’s eleven o’clock and you haven’t finished breakfast yet.

Has your course started yet?