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All Ready and Already

Commonly Confused Words


All Ready and Already

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


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


(a) The ballplayers have _____ taken batting practice.

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

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