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Is I ate already correct? #1 (permalink) Wed Jan 13, 2010 14:29 pm   Is I ate already correct?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #220 "Confusing Words test (3)", question 4

I don't care where we go. It's up to you. I ate ..........

(a) all ready
(b) ready
(c) already
(d) readiness

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ESL/EFL Test #220 "Confusing Words test (3)", answer 4

I don't care where we go. It's up to you. I ate already.

Correct answer: (c) already
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Is I ate already correct? #2 (permalink) Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:14 am   Is I ate already correct?
 

Yes.
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definitely correct !
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Is I ate already correct? #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 02, 2012 16:59 pm   Is I ate already correct?
 

could I also say: I already ate.?

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Is I ate already correct? #5 (permalink) Thu Aug 02, 2012 17:20 pm   Is I ate already correct?
 

That's correct and I think your word order would be more natural in British English.
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Is I ate already correct? #6 (permalink) Thu Aug 02, 2012 18:10 pm   Is I ate already correct?
 

For me more natural would be: I have already eaten.

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Is I ate already correct? #7 (permalink) Thu Aug 02, 2012 22:22 pm   Is I ate already correct?
 

The sentence 'I ate already' is extremely common (and thus also extremely natural) in spoken American English. Saying 'I already ate' as well as 'I've already eaten' (and also 'I've eaten already') are also possible and natural on this side of the pond.

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Is I ate already correct? #8 (permalink) Thu Aug 02, 2012 22:39 pm   Is I ate already correct?
 

Good.
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