Practice Use of Just
Tense Exercises

Practice Use of Just, Still, Yet & Already

We generally use just, still, yet, & already with present perfect tenses.

When Just is used with Present Perfect Tense, it stands for “a short time before.” It is placed between the has/have and the past participle.

 I have just seen him.

When yet is used with Present Perfect Tense, it stands for “at any time up to now.” It emphasizes that you want something to be done soon.  The word “Yet” is suitable with negative sentences. It is used at the end of a sentence.

I haven’t seen him yet.

The word “still” in present perfect tense and is used in between the subject and the verb (has/have). It is used in negative sentences and emphasizes on expecting something to happen earlier.

I still haven’t seen him.

“Already” stands for “before now”, emphasizing on something that happened earlier than expected. It comes between has/have and the past participle. For clause, it uses at the end.

have already seen him.

Fill in the blanks with suitable “Just, Still, Yet, & Already”.


#1. I want to buy the book, but it has …… been sold.

#2. Have you prepared the dinner ……? I am planning to go out.

#3. I …… haven’t a pair of good shoes to attend a party.

#4. I have …… invited her to my birthday party.

#5. Oh, what a surprise! I have …… seen him. He is a handsome man.

#6. I ……… haven’t met him. We are in a long-distance relationship.

#7. I have …… finished my homework.

#8. She is turning 13, but I have not seen her.

#9. Children have …… completed their vacation homework.

#10. It has been a year and I …… have no friends in the city.


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