I've already told him.
- He was disappointed to find they'd already gone.
- I've been waiting an hour already.
- I knew a lot about the subject already, but her talk was interesting nevertheless.
- The food is already on the table.
- I think we've already had the best of the hot weather this summer.
Already: meaningWe use already to emphasise that something was completed before something else happened. It is often used with the present perfect or past perfect: …
Already or yet?We use already to refer to something which has happened or may have happened before the moment of speaking. Already can sometimes suggest surprise on the part of the speaker, that something is unexpected: …
Already, yet or still?We use still not yet or already to refer to the continuation of a situation: …