Usage of word "lately"

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Could you please tell me the usage of word "Lately".  Is it similar to the word "Recently"?

asked Jun 14 '13 at 01:35 nini New member

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'lately', 'recently', and 'of late' all mean essentially the same thing.
The difference is in register. 'lately' is the most commonly used. 'recently' is much used, and only slightly more formal. 'of late' is hardly ever used. To me it seems very formal and old-fashioned. In an everyday conversation, the speaker who uses 'of late' might be considered pretentious by his conversation partners.

 


Source: englishforums.com  CalifJim  

link comment edited Jun 14 '13 at 02:33 Brother Dave Contributor

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