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Expert tip! Only use the word already when you are referring to a specific time, an event that is fully completed, or to indicate surprise at the passage of time. Many times it is redundant to say you have already done something; saying it is done is enough, so it is often better to simply omit the word.

I already sent

This is correct

This phrase is used to indicate something was sent in the past. The word already is used here to emphasize the action is completed and so it is too late for any changes.

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Some examples from the web:

  • I already sent Jack his exit contact.
  • I already sent a science team.
  • I already sent men to the forest.
  • Okay, well, I already sent that over to your friend Catherine in Intelligence, and she said we'll have a translation back in an hour.
  • I already sent someone over there to watch 'em.
  • I already sent the sample to dna.
  • I already sent the lieutenants a list for the other 28 cities.
  • I already sent the others upstairs.

I already send

This is correct

This phrase is used to indicate an ongoing action or to express surprise at something that has happened sooner than expected.

Explanation provided by a TextRanch English expert.


Some examples from the web:

  • According to both Ukrainian and international experts, even the reference to Article 49 TEU which stipulates that any European country that fulfils the criteria can apply, would already send a strong signal to Ukraine.
  • whereas some Member States such as Spain and some autonomous regions such as Galicia and the Basque Country already send support ships, which provide medical assistance and help in rescue operations, to accompany such fishing vessels.
  • We have already arranged to send the body to autopsy and informed the dept.
  • You want to send my already mentally unstable father back to the institution that made him that way.
  • The game is not over and already wants to send me away?
  • Concerning Amendment 5, I have to stress that, as Member States are already required to send the Commission a list of beneficiaries, this part of the amendment is unnecessary.
  • A policy which is geared only to reducing the damaging effects of drug abuse which is already taking place sends out completely the wrong signals and devotes resources to a completely wrong objective.
  • over and above the Electoral Observers' Mission which it has already said it would send, is the Commission prepared to monitor and assess the fairness of the preliminary process of verifying the signatures, should this be proposed or suggested?

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