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Using ya with El Preterito Perfecto

We use El Pretérito Perfecto with the frequency expression ya (already).
Read and listen to these examples:

Ya he vuelto de Grecia.
I have already returned from Greece.

Aimar ya ha entendido la lección.
Aimar has already understood the lesson.

Nosotros ya hemos comprado las entradas para el musical.
We've already bought the tickets for the musical.

Ustedes ya han dormido lo suficiente por hoy.
You have already slept enough for today.

The position of ya should be either before the verb or after the verb but not between the auxiliary haber and the participle.

Have a look:

Nosotros ya hemos comprado las entradas para el musical.
Nosotros hemos comprado ya las entradas para el musical.
Nosotros hemos ya comprado las entradas para el musical.
We have already bought the tickets for the musical.
See also El Pretérito Perfecto

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Nosotros hemos comprado ya las entradas para el musical.
We have already bought the tickets for the musical.


Ustedes ya han dormido lo suficiente por hoy.
You have already slept enough for today.


Nosotros ya hemos comprado las entradas para el musical.
We've already bought the tickets for the musical.


Aimar ya ha entendido la lección.
Aimar has already understood the lesson.


Ya he vuelto de Grecia.
I have already returned from Greece.


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