Already, just, yet, still, any more, no longer + Exercise

These adverbs indicate whether an action has been completed or it continues happening.

   Yes         No  Question
 Completed     Already         Not yet  Yet?
 Happening now  Still  Not any more  Still?

It is another way to express that an action is perfect (=completed) or progressive/continuous (happening).

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It shows that an action is completed, predominantly used in present perfect between the verb to have and the main verb:

have + already + participle (ed or 3rd column)


I've already done my homework.
I've already cleaned the bathroom.
They've already arrived home.

Also, you will often find is used in present simple with the verb to be, right after the verb:

be + already

I'm already at home.
She's already back at work.

Note: Remember that we normally use contractions in spoken English, but they should be avoided in formal written English.


When used in present perfect in the same position as already, it indicates that the action was completed very recently, just a few second or minutes ago.

have + just + participle (ed or 3rd column)


I've just done my homework.
I've jut cleaned the bathroom.
They've just arrived home.


It's just the negative form of already, therefore showing that the action has not been completed. It's mostly placed at the end of a negative sentence in present perfect.

haven't + participle + ... + yet


I haven't done my homework yet.
I haven't cleaned the bathroom yet.
They haven't already arrived home yet.

Like already, it is also  used with the verb to be in present simple, but in negative sentences:

be + not + ... + yet

I'm not at home yet.
She's not fully back at work yet.

It is sometimes used in questions, to ask whether the action has been completed:

auxiliary + subject + verb + ... + yet?

Have you done your homework yet?
Are you at home yet?


Still shows that an action continues happening, and is mostly used in present simple for long habits, or present continuous for temporary situations.  It must come before the main verb, not the auxilary.

(auxiliary) + still + verb


I still live with my parents  (= I continue living with them)
I'm still dating her  (= I continue dating her)

It is also used in questions, but not in  negatives. Examples of questions:

auxiliary + subject + still + verb

Do you still live with your parents?
Are you still dating her?

Any more & No longer

It's just the negative form of still, therefore showing that the action does not continue.  It's placed at the end of a negative sentence in present simple or continues.


I don't live with my parents any more
I'm not dating her any more

You can also use the more formal no longer before the main verb:

subject + (auxiliary) + no longer + verb

I no longer live with my parents
I'm no longer dating her


Add already, just, yet, still, any more or no longer. Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers.

I've watered the plants.

We're on our way to the office. We'll be there in ten minutes.

Greg doesn't work for that company .

I've recovered from my injury. I shouldn't do any sport .

Oh dear! How can you watch cartoons at your age?

Our company provides that service.

We are at the meeting point. You're the only one who hasn't arrived .

Yawn! I've woken up. Let me grab some coffee first!

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