From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalwaysal‧ways /ˈɔːlwəz, -weɪz $ ˈɒːl-/ ●●●S1W1 adverb1ALWAYS/EVERY TIMEall the time, at all times, or every timeAlways lock your bicycle to something secure.She’d always assumed that Gabriel was a girl’s name.He hadn’t always been a butler.2LONG TIMEfor a very long timeI’ve always wanted to go to Paris.John’s always been keen on music.3ALWAYS/FOREVERfor everI’ll always remember that day.4KEEP DOING somethingif someone or something is always doing something, they do it often, especially in an annoying wayThat woman next door’s always complaining.5 →always assuming/supposing (that) something6 →as always7 →can/could always do something8 →somebody always was lucky/untidy etcGRAMMAR: Word order• Always usually comes before a verb: I always travel with my girlfriend.✗Don’t say: Always I travel with my girlfriend.• Always usually comes after the verb ‘be’: He was always very intelligent. • You sometimes use always before ‘be’ to emphasize that two statements are connected: Henry did well in his exams. He always was very intelligent.• Always usually comes after the auxiliary: I have always loved Japan. • You sometimes use always before an auxiliary to emphasize that two statements are connected: I had a great time in Tokyo. I always have loved Japan.USAGE: Always or still?You use still when you want to emphasize that a situation has not changed: He still lives with his parents.✗Don’t say: He always lives with his parents.THESAURUSalways all the time, at all times, or every timeI will always love you.He always carries his medicine wherever he goes. People will always need houses. forever (also for ever British English) if something lasts or continues forever, it remains or continues for all future timeNothing lasts forever.He seemed to think he would live forever.permanently always, or for a very long time – used about changes that you expect to last forever. Permanently can be used with a verb or with an adjectiveHis eyesight may be permanently damaged.They decided to move to Portugal permanently.for life for the rest of your lifeMarriage is supposed to be for life.He was sent to jail for life.Remarks like that can affect someone for life.for good especially spoken forever – used to talk about a permanent changeThis time, he’s coming back for good.Once a species dies out, it is gone for good.for all time forever – used when saying that something will last or be remembered forever because it is very good or special Their deeds will be remembered for all time.to/until your dying day for the rest of your life – used when something has affected you very deeplyI’ll remember what he said to my dying day.