All Ready vs. Already: Definition, Meaning, Difference


When we speak, there are some words that we use very frequently. Don’t you think? Well, two such words are “All ready” and “already”. Well, these two words are quite frequently used but due to their sound, they often make us confused. But no need to fret now as I will be telling you all the difference between them.

All Ready vs. Already: Definition, Difference

So, let’s get started with the difference between Already and All Ready.

AlreadyAll Ready
Already indicates that something has been accomplished earlier.  All ready refers that everything or everyone is now ready.  
E.g., The match has already begun.E.g., He is all ready for the next match.  

Difference Between “Already” and “All Ready”

Now, we know that they sound almost the same but they have very separate meanings. This is what the post is all about.

Now, you must remember that Already, is not only a single word but it is an adverb as well. The words refers to a time frame we refer to as “by a certain time” or “so soon.” Let’s look at some examples to understand better.

  • I can’t believe it’s already five past ten.
  • Mike ran to the station but the train had already departed.
  • They ordered book last night, and it was already delivered the next morning.

On the other hand, “All Ready” means “fully prepared”:

  • They are all ready for the trip new week.
  • It is always wise to make sure the children are all ready, beforehand.

Apart from the pronunciation, the meaning and spelling of these two words should help you use them correctly with a little bit of practice. But still we can tell you about a simple tip

Tip for Remembering Already and All Ready Easily

To easily remember these two words, you just have to associate the “ready” in all ready with “prepared”:

  • He is all ready for the match on Tuesday.

You just have to remember it as:

  • He is prepared for the match on Tuesday.

Now, if you just change the word “prepared” for “all ready” then there will be no confusion at all.

All Ready and Already:

All ready refers that everything or everyone is now ready.

Already indicates that something has been accomplished earlier.

Questions and Answers on All Ready vs. Already

Question-1:

  • The football team is [all ready / already] to compete in the interschool tournament.
  • The football team is all ready to compete in the interschool tournament.

Question-2:

  • Sometimes it feels like I’m running behind the clock and before you know it, it’s the end of the day [all ready / already].
  • Sometimes feels like I’m running behind the clock and before you know it, it’s the end of the day already.

Question-3

  • Are you [all ready / already] for the upcoming series of India vs Pakistan?
  • Are you all ready for the upcoming series of India vs Pakistan?

Question-4

  • I can’t believe they are [all ready / already] getting married when it seems they just met yesterday.
  • I can’t believe they are already getting married when it seems they just met yesterday.

Question-5

  • His brother graduated just last year, but he has [all ready / already] landed himself his first job.
  • His brother graduated just last year but he has already landed himself his first job.

Conclusion

So, there you have it. The difference between “all ready” and “already”. Let us know if you have any other queries.

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