Presentation on theme: "Still [adverb] (1) continuously, not finishing: The electricity is still off. (2) however, despite this: Even with a bad knee, he still managed ti win."— Presentation transcript:
Still [adverb] (1) continuously, not finishing: The electricity is still off. (2) however, despite this: Even with a bad knee, he still managed ti win [adjective] not moving: Keep still while I do your hair. Grammar patterns 1. He’s 80, but he still swims everyday. It was hot yesterday and is still hot. I’m still waiting for a refund 2. The potatoes still aren’t ready The post still hasn’t arrived. The lift still isn’t working. 3. The bus got still more crowded at each stop. 4. I’m not earning much. Still, is better than nothing.
still Collocations Still is the adverb most frequently used with continuous verb structures: e.g. It still was raining. Still + not is common with the present and the present perfect: e.g. I still haven’t paid the electricity bill. Still often occurs in contexts with even if or even though: e.g. Even though you are a tourist, you still need a visa.
still Set phrases Still (….) to go =remaining There are still ten days to go befeore the wedding. It’s still early days She doesn’t like her new job but it’s still early days. (It’s too early to know what will happen)