Are "jetzt schon" and "schon jetzt" interchangeable? Is one more commonly used than the other? Is one more "formal"?

For example:

  • Ich freue mich jetzt schon auf das Wochenende.
  • Wir freuen uns schon jetzt auf Ihre Bewerbung.

Europaminister Bek: „Wir können der Ukraine schon jetzt / jetzt schon den Kandidatenstatus geben“ ?

Here you can find many examples, too.


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Both versions mean exactly the same thing, and both versions have been used about equally often over the last 200 years. But since about 2005, the frequency of »jetzt schon« has increased dramatically (while »schon jetzt« has also increased, but much more slowly).

Google Ngram: schon jetzt, jetzt schon Source: Google Ngram

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