Weekly Grammar Tip: already/all ready

What’s the difference between ‘already’ and ‘all ready’?

ALREADY is in reference to time.

I’ve already finished my third cup of coffee.

It’s great that you’ve already eaten my chocolates. Really. I don’t mind at all.

ALL READY is typically in reference to being “ready” or prepared for something.

Are you all ready to eat some chilli crab?

I’m all ready for a trip to Paris!

I was ALL READY to go on a holiday to the snow until I realised that it was ALREADY summer in Tokyo.

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7 comments on “Weekly Grammar Tip: already/all ready

  1. Pingback: Weekly Grammar Tip: alright/all right « dodging commas

    • I love that link! A friend shared it with me recently and it cracked me up! Thanks for sharing it again and I’m glad you found the tip helpful! 🙂

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