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All Ready and Already

The phrase all ready means "completely prepared." Already is an adverb meaning "previously" or "by this time."

Examples:

Our bags have already been inspected. We are all ready to board the plane.

Practice:

(a) The ballplayers have _____ taken batting practice.

(b) The players are _____ to start the game.

Answers to Practice Exercises

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