Time in English
Adverbs of Time
Still, yet, and already
Still is used for things that are continuing.
- She is still studying. (She was studying before and she continues studying now.)
- In ten years she will still be studying. (She will continue studying and not stop after 10 years.)
still ... not is about the past, as opposed to not ... yet, which is about the future.
- She still has not found what she is looking for. (She was searching in the past.)
- We haven't run out of gas yet. (We may run out in the future.)
Yet is about things that we expect.
- The soup is not cool yet. (Soon it will be cool and we can eat it.)
- Has she emailed you yet? (I expect her to send an email soon.)
Already is for things that happened early, often earlier than expected.
- You have finished your homework already? That was fast!