Using ya with El Indefinido

With the frequency expression ya (already), we use El Pretérito Indefinido.

Read and listen to these examples:

Paulina ya entendió la lección.Paulina has already understood the lesson.

Ya volví de Grecia.I've already returned from Greece.

Nosotros ya compramos los boletos para el musical.We've already bought the tickets for the musical.

Ustedes ya durmieron lo suficiente por hoy.You've already slept enough for today.

We can place ya either before or after the verb.

Have a look:

Nosotros ya compramos los boletos para el musical.
Nosotros compramos ya los boletos para el musical.
We've already bought the tickets for the musical.
See also When to use the perfect tense versus the simple past (Perfecto vs Indefinido)

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Ya volví de Grecia.I've already returned from Greece.
Ustedes ya durmieron lo suficiente por hoy.You've already slept enough for today.
Paulina ya entendió la lección.Paulina has already understood the lesson.
Nosotros ya compramos los boletos para el musical.We've already bought the tickets for the musical.
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