Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 4 Present perfect and past simple (2)

When do we use ‘just’ and ‘already’?
Do ‘just’ and ‘already’ suggest positive actions or negative actions?
Can we use ‘yet’ in positive statements?
What do ‘recently’ and ‘lately’ mean?
What do ‘so far’ and ‘up to now’ suggest?

Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 4 Present perfect and past simple (2)

  •  Just and already suggest completed activities. We use yet in negatives and questions.
  •  Lately and recently mean ‘in the past few days or weeks’.
  •  So far and up to now suggest a period lasting up to the present time.
  •  When we use time adverbs that talk about finished periods of time, we use the past simple rather than the present perfect.

Go to page 1 2

Download the complete course now

Some more free lessons »
Grade 7 Grammar Lesson 14 Synthesis of sentences
Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 35 Reporting statements
4th Grade Grammar Object Pronouns and Imperatives
Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 25 Must, mustn’t and needn’t
Grade 5 Grammar Lesson 3 Verbs finite and non-finite
Grade 2 Grammar Lesson 4 Nouns – Common nouns