all ready vs already : Common Errors in English

About all ready vs already

“All ready” is a phrase meaning “completely prepared,” as in “As soon as I put my coat on, I’ll be all ready.” “Already,” however, is an adverb used to describe something that has happened before a certain time, as in “What do you mean you’d rather stay home? I’ve already got my coat on.”

already Meaning(s)

  • (r) prior to a specified or implied time

all ready in News

  1. A Wikileaks Ally Is Ready to Fly Snowden to Iceland Tomorrow

    Man, Wikileaks really does want in on this Edward Snowden story : Whenever Snowden's ready, meaning whenever he gets a promise of political asylum, there's a plane all ready for him to fly to Iceland, courtesy of an Icelandic businessman who runs a company that processes donations to Wikileaks.
    on June 21, 2013 Source: New York Magazine

  2. 'East Boogie:' East St. Louis might bring back all-night clubs

    East St. Louis leaders were all ready to create an entertainment district allowing all-night clubs a
    on June 20, 2013 Source: Belleville News-Democrat

already in News

  1. Amazon is already outof 'Launch Edition' PlayStation 4

    Less than 72 hours after gamers first learned what the PlayStation 4 looks like, its cost ($399), and when it will be available (Holiday 2013), the device has already sold out of special "Launch Edition" units on Amazon. Instead, the e-commerce giant has resorted to selling the "Standard Edition," which won't become available until December 31. While Sony hasn't given a firm release for the Play ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  2. New Britain man already held on robbery charges gets arrested again

    NEW BRITAIN — A city man already in custody on charges he robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts at gunpoint in April was arrested again Monday in connection with two more armed heists, both at the Family Dollar Store on Allen Street.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The New Britain Herald

  3. Edward Maye-- already serving term for bank robbery --charged with 2nd one

    A man who's already in prison for a violent bank robbery in Lehigh County is facing new charges for a similar crime. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Edward Maye robbed the Lafayette Ambassador Bank at 402 State Ave. in Emmaus at gunpoint back in December of 2010. Officials say Maye and two other men robbed the KNBT bank at 235 Main St. in Emmaus later that same month. During that robbery police say ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

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