"I already have posted the letter."Is this correct

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    What do you think? Have you done any research to determine its correctness? What do you suppose could be incorrect about the sentence? – Ian MacDonald Mar 19 '15 at 13:37

Already usually goes with the verb, in 'mid-position'.

  • she has already graduated”

It can also go at the end of a clause, for emphasis.

  • Are you here already? You must have run all the way.

The AmE use of a past tense with already is becoming common in BrE.

  • I already told Jane about the party.

(Oxford Practical English Usage p 296)


While the proposed sentence is not incorrect, it is awkward for most usage. The more common form in standard American English would be: "I have already posted the letter."

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