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Examples:

Mary nodded. Actually, she had already found that something .

Mary nodded. Actually, she had found that something already.

What's the difference between the two? When to place already before the verb and when to place it at the end of the sentence?

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You can use already at the end position, especially in informal Enhglish, to give greater emphasis or show greater surprise.

  • Emphasis on the fact that the action is already done? – alex May 25 '17 at 5:53
  • @alex, you are right. – Khan May 25 '17 at 8:25

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