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All Ready vs Already


All ready vs Already. The painters had all tools and supplies and were all ready to paint the house until they discovered that it had already been painted.

All ready is a phrase meaning completely prepared.

Already is an adverb that means by this or that time; previously; prior to or at some specified or implied time.

Because this word and phrase are pronounced the same, they are frequently misused in English writing.

All ready sentence examples:

The family spent weeks packing for their vacation but when they were all ready to go, the trip got canceled due to hurricanes at their destination.

She studied all night and was all ready for the final exam that afternoon.

The army platoon was all ready for their mission.

The attorney prepared for months for his complicated case and was all ready for the trial to proceed.

Mom got the kids all ready for school but forgot to prepare their lunches.

Although the he was all ready for his athletic competition, he was still nervous about it.

The newly convicted inmate was all ready to begin his prison sentence but he truly had no idea what was in store for him.

Already sentence examples:

We already requested this information several times.

I already told you to unload the dishwasher, and I better not have to tell you again.

We’ve already been to the Grand Canyon, so we need to decide where to take the kids this summer for vacation.

He already finished his homework so now he should be able to watch television.

We have already purchased a cell phone plan for the family so we are not going to switch carriers.

The cabinets have already been sanded and sealed so they just need to be primed and painted.

I already worked out this morning because I won’t have any time this evening for exercise.


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