Wednesday, April 16, 2014

all ready/already: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

all ready/already
“All ready” is a phrase meaning “completely prepared,” as in, “As soon as I put my coat on, I’ll be all ready.” “Already,” however, is an adverb used to describe something that has happened before a certain time, as in, “What do you mean you’d rather stay home? I’ve already got my coat on.”

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