Still, already 和 yet 有什麼不同?

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「Still、already」 和 「yet」 是三個英語中使用頻率很高的副詞。它們都用來描述當下發生的事情,但意思卻不同。看視頻中的講解,學習這三個詞的用法。

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Hi, I’m Phil from BBC Learning English. Today, I’m going to tell you the difference between ‘still’, ‘already’ and ‘yet’.

They all talk about things around the present. But they don’t mean the same.

We use still to talk about something that hasn’t finished. “Are you still studying? Let’s go out.”

We use already to talk about something that has finished, and maybe we didn’t think it would have by now. “She’s already finished work, she’s gone home!”

We use yet in questions and negatives to talk about things that haven’t happened, but we think they will. “Haven’t you left yet? You’ll be late!”

So, just remember:

Things that are still happening – haven’t finished.

Things that have already happened  – have finished.

And, things that are yet to happen, haven’t started.

Are you still watching? Have you learnt this yet? You remember it already? Fantastic!

用法總結

Still 

1. We use still to talk about something that has not finished.
我們用 「still(仍然,還是)」 來談論未完成的事情。

  • Are you still studying? Let’s go out instead.

2. We use already to talk about something that has finished, and maybe we didn’t think it would have by now.
我們用 「already(已經)」 談論已完成的事,並且有可能是超出預期完成的事情。

  • She’s already finished work, she’s gone home!

3. We use yet to talk about something that hasn’t happened, but we think it will.
我們用 「yet(尚未,還沒有)」 談論還沒發生,但預計會發生的事情。

  • Haven’t you left yet? You’ll be late!

記住:

事情還在進行中、未完成,用 「still」。

事情已經發生、已經完成,用 「already」。

事情還沒發生、未開始,用 「yet」。