Syntactically, “lately” can go at the beginning or end of a sentence. The difference is semantic, something that can be insignificant or more pronounced. The idea is that at the beginning, adverbs modify the entire sentence; when they come at the end, adverbs modify the head of the adverb.
Where do you put lately in a sentence?
Lately sentence example. “Scranton’s popping up a lot lately ,” Dean muttered, more to himself than the others. I’m afraid I’ve been neglecting him lately , though. Lately his actions were more fatherly than anything else.
How do we use lately?
You use lately to describe events in the recent past, or situations that started a short time ago.
- Dad’s health hasn’t been too good lately.
- Lord Tomas had lately been appointed Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies.
- ‘Have you talked to her lately?’
- Optimism about the U.S. economy has been a rare commodity lately.
What have you been up to lately?
Literally it means “what activities have you participated in recently“. A reply might be, “I’ve started editing that nonfiction book at work and moved to a new apartment.” Figuratively it means “I have not seen you in some time, and am curious about your life since I met you last” and could be answered the same way.
What is the meaning of have been?
“Have been” and “has been” are used to mean that something began in the past and has lasted into the present time.
How do you ask if they had their lunch?
1) “Have you had lunch?” is preferred. The phrasing suggests that you’re asking something about how the person currently is, specifically whether he is hungry. If you were asking about events from a week ago, then “did you have your lunch?” would be equally as good as “had you eaten/had your lunch?”
What have you been up to lately meaning?
What Have You Been Up To Lately Meaning. ‘Lately’ means ‘recently,’ therefore, this question means “what have you been doing recently?” The inferred meaning is ‘I haven’t seen you in a long time. Fill me in on the things you have done recently.
What is the difference between recently and lately?
When we look at use (refer to the sentences you wrote down), we use recently to refer to any event or events in the near past. ‘I saw him recently’ or ‘I have seen quite a few of my classmates recently. ‘ We use lately to refer to a recurring event, but often not a singular one.
How do you use between in a sentence?
- I’m between jobs. ( CK)
- Tom is between jobs. ( CK)
- Choose between the two. ( CK)
- Read between the lines. ( Eldad)
- Don’t eat between meals. ( CK)
- Choose between these two. ( CK)
- I sat between Tom and John. ( CK)
- Let’s keep this between us. ( CK)
What tense do we use with lately?
Lately is usually used with a perfect tense of the verb. Look also at the idioms be too late (at the adjective) and too late (at the adverb).
Can you use recently at the end of a sentence?
You certainly can, but your sentences feel a bit strange because of the two unrelated adverbs at the end. The adverb of place (“here”) and the adverb of time (“recently”) don’t conflict with each other in terms of meaning or appropriateness, but their occurrence together causes a “hitch” in reading the sentence.
What have you done so far meaning?
phrase. If you tell or ask someone what has happened so far, you are telling or asking them what has happened up until the present point in a situation or story, and often implying that something different might happen later.
How it’s been lately meaning?
Something that happened lately occurred very recently. If you’ve spotted a fox every day for the last week, you might say, “I’ve seen so many foxes lately!” If your friend says, “I’ve been really stressed out lately,” she means she’s been overworked and tense for the past few days, weeks, or possibly months.
What have you been up to definition?
How have you been occupying your time lately? Has anything new been going on in your life? Used as part of a greeting when one hasn’t seen someone in a long time.
What have you been up to or too?
“What are you up to?” is the right way to use this idiom. “Too” is incorrect because it refers to “as well” or “additionally,” while “to” refers to a sequence of space and is therefore correct. English speakers frequently use this idiom to ask what someone is doing.
How do you ask someone if they have eaten?
It would usually be either “Did you have breakfast?” or “Have you had breakfast?” Also fine are “Did you eat… ?” and “Have you eaten… ?” If it is — say — mid-morning, and you want to know if someone has already eaten today, then “Have you had/eaten breakfast?” (possibly “…
What to say to someone who is going to eat?
If you’re having friends over for lunch or dinner, you can say the following:
- Let’s dig in (or ‘dig in’)
- Enjoy your meal (or ‘enjoy’)
- Hope you enjoy what we’ve made for you.
- Bon appetit.
When to use has been and have been in a sentence?
“Has been” and “have been” are both in the present perfect tense. “Has been” is used in the third-person singular and “have been” is used for first- and second-person singular and all plural uses. The present perfect tense refers to an action that began at some time in the past and is still in progress.
How do you use have had?
We use have had in the present perfect when the main verb is also “have”:
- I’m not feeling well. I have had a headache all day.
- She has had three children in the past five years.
- We have had some problems with our computer systems recently.
- He has had two surgeries on his back.
Where do we use has and have?
While the verb to have has many different meanings, its primary meaning is “to possess, own, hold for use, or contain.” Have and has indicate possession in the present tense (describing events that are currently happening). Have is used with the pronouns I, you, we, and they, while has is used with he, she, and it.