English version

lately

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlatelylate‧ly /ˈleɪtli/ ●●● S2 adverb 🔊 🔊 RECENTLYrecently 🔊 What have you been doing lately? 🔊 Lately, I’ve had trouble sleeping.see thesaurus at recentlyGRAMMAR: Choosing the right tenseLately is usually used with perfect tenses (for example ‘I have been’), not with the simple past (for example ‘I was’). You say: I’ve been very busy lately. Don’t say: I was very busy lately.
Examples from the Corpus
latelyI've been really tired lately.I don't know what's come over Angela lately -- she's so moody.I've been really busy lately, so I haven't been out much.The company went through a bad time last year, but lately things have been improving.
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