Present Perfect with Already and Yet <ul><ul><li>(a)  I’ve  already   eaten. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(b)  I haven’t eat...
Present Perfect in Questions <ul><ul><li>Have  you  ever   eaten  frogs’ legs?   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No, I haven’t....
Ever  and  Never  in Questions <ul><ul><li>Use  ever   in questions with the present perfect  to mean “at any time before ...
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  1. 1. Present Perfect with Already and Yet <ul><ul><li>(a) I’ve already eaten. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(b) I haven’t eaten yet . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(c) Have you eaten yet ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(d) Have you eaten already ? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(e) Have you already eaten? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use already to show that an event was completed earlier. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use yet when an event has not been completed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yet in questions is more neutral than already. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The use of already in questions shows that the speaker expects that an event has been completed. </li></ul></ul>Spring 2001 AlOthman, Buthaina
  2. 2. Present Perfect in Questions <ul><ul><li>Have you ever eaten frogs’ legs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No, I haven’t. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you ever been to Australia? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes, I have. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When did you go there? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I went there last year . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the present perfect with ever when you want to know if something happened. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When you ask these questions , you usually expect the answer to be: “Yes, I have”, or “No , I haven’t”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the simple past in questions when you want to know when something happened . </li></ul></ul>Spring 2001 AlOthman, Buthaina
  3. 3. Ever and Never in Questions <ul><ul><li>Use ever in questions with the present perfect to mean “at any time before now”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ever is used in negative statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ever is not usually used in affirmative statements, (those that mean or use yes). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use never with the present perfect to mean “at no time before now”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have you ever eaten Mexican food? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes, I have eaten it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No, I haven’t ever eaten it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not </li></ul><ul><li>Yes , I have ever eaten it. </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No, I have never eaten it. </li></ul></ul>Spring 2001 AlOthman, Buthaina

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