The adverbs “Still and Lately” are two of the many adverbs used in the English language. These adverbs are used in the “Perfect Tenses” as well as others. Still is used to refer to an incomplete fact. Lately and still are often interchangeable. “Still and lately” are used to form questions, positives and negative statements. Lately may be used more commonly in formal English. These adverbs can also be used other ways as well.
Present simple, perfect and continuous tenses:
Q: Is he still there? A: Yes, he is or No, he isn’t.
Q: Have you been ill lately? A: Yes, I have or No, I haven’t.
Q: Are you still working at the office? A: No, I’m not or Yes, I am.
Other uses with “Still and lately”:
Q: Can you still go to the park Saturday? A: Of course I can!
Q: How have you been lately? A: Not bad and you!
Q: Have you been working lately? Yes, I still work at the factory!
Adverb: Words that modify or describe “verbs, adjectives and adverbs”.
Incomplete: Something that is not finished yet.
Interchangeable: Two items or facts can be used the same way.