Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

Is the word order in both these sentences correct:

a) "He is ALREADY an inspiration."

b) "He is an inspiration ALREADY."

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  • Dave
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Both of these are acceptable and correct in colloquial American English. 

    Source(s): native AmE
  • 1 month ago

    If we want to emphasize that a situation exists, rather than not yet having occurred, we use " already ".It is usually placed in front of any simple verb except " be ", or after " be " as a main verb, or following an auxiliary verb.   "Already" is not used with the simple past tense, except with the verbs, " be ", " have ", and " know ".

    Both sentences are correct.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, both sentences are correct. 

  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Form A is the normal form in British English.

    B might be found in parts of the USA, especially among people of recent Jewish ancestry, and in New York, as in "Enough, already."   Putting 'already' frequently at the end of a sentence used to be a standard theatrical way of indicating Jewish origin in comedy, possibly somewhat frowned on in modern times.

    Await answers from Americans about form B.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Grammatically, they're both fine.

    But be careful using the word 'already'.  It has different meanings in different English-speaking countries.  In the UK it implies that something has happened sooner than expected. I believe that it is more commonly used in the USA and either has no particular meaning or implication or means that something has been done quickly.

  • 1 month ago

    "He is surely an inspiration"  "He is truly an inspiration"  "He has become an inspiration"

  • 1 month ago

    Why do you think it's funny to post two alternatives that are both acceptable? Every day? Stop now, we get it, some idiots pretend you said something incorrectly when you didn't!

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, but (a) sounds a little more natural in this case. 

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Both are 'correct' .. but the first one is the one that would be used.

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