Present Perfect 4 – with yet, already, just, recently and lately
We use the present perfect with the adverbs already, just, yet, recently and lately.
The action itself is finished but only a short time ago and the effects can still be seen or felt.
We use yet in the question and in a negative sentence and it is always at the end of the sentence.
Have you had dinner yet?
I haven’t spoken to her yet.
Has he got up yet?
We use already in a positive sentence. Already goes directly before the main verb.
I’ve already done my homework.
I’ve already called her.
She’s already made dinner.
We use just when something happened a short time ago. Just, like already, goes directly before the main verb.
I have just eaten.
She’s just found a new job.
We’ve just finished cooking.
We also use the present perfect with the adverbs lately and recently. They generally go at the end of the sentence.
Have you been to the cinema recently?
I’ve played tennis recently.
I haven’t eaten curry lately.