Can someone clarify 已经?
Many of us have heard that 已经 and 了 go hand-in-hand. But wait a second. Which kind of 了? Generally speaking, there are two kinds of 了s. One is positioned behind a verb (but not a stative verb). One is positioned at the end of the sentence. So which kind of 了 goes with 已经. Also, I looked around nciku and found examples without 了. Can anyone tell me when 了 is not needed in an 已经 sentence?
>One is positioned at the end of the sentence. (not a particle)
i think both can be used within 已经.
however,sometimes 了 (not a particle) cannot be omitted in order to make the sentence more completeness.
changqingtengJune 07, 2010, 03:16 AM
（1）了is not needed in the structure " 已经 +verb+过+的+noun"
（2）In some complex sentences 了 in not needed.
My mind however is now made up on the subject, for having received ordination at Easter.
We have tried two or three subjects already without success, and what we are to talk of next I cannot imagine."