What is the correct word order of the verb to be and already?

There is already a price tag.


There already is a price tag.


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Usually you would put the is first and the adverb second, unless you wanted to give special emphasis to the word is (as if stressing the word when speaking: "There already is a price tag!")


Most speakers would shorten "There is" to "There's" so "There's already a price tag" would be the most common speaking version.


I myself would say "There's a price tag already". (just to add further confusion)


Before inverted, the sentence would be "A price tag is there already." So even though being inverted, it would be "There is a price tag already.

  • Or it might be "A price tag is already there." Oct 6, 2021 at 12:43
  • Oh that would be possible.
    – Garden
    Oct 6, 2021 at 12:44
  • Thank you for the help
    – Garden
    Oct 6, 2021 at 12:45

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