Still

Ladies and gentlemen, this time, we're gonna lecture you about the different grammatical functions of 'still'. Well, wanna join me?

How to Use "Still" in English

'Still' mainly functions as an adverb. In this lesson, we are going to discuss how to learn and use it.

Functions of 'Still'

'Still' as an Adverb

Basically, 'still' functions as an adverb. Below, we are going to learn all about the different kind of adverb it is:

'Still' as an Adverb of Time

'Still', as an adverb of time, indicates that someone has been doing something, despite the fact that we expected another outcome. Look at the examples below:

You're still into him?

How could she still remain faithful to her?

Position in a Sentence

Since 'still' is an adverb, it mainly modifies verbs and other adverbs; so, it mainly comes before the main verb. However, if the main verb is 'be', we must put 'still' after it. Check out the examples below:

Jeremy still goes to that church.

As you can see, 'still' is put before the main verb here.

Excuse me, but I'm still eager to do my duty.

As you can see, 'still' is positioned after the 'to be' verb.

'Still' as a Conjunctive Adverb

Conjunctive adverbs connect two independent clauses and show how they are related to one another. They show contrast, cause, and effect, provide examples, etc. Look at the examples below:

They told me to be careful about what I say. Still, I got emotional and ruined everything.

Margaret knows she has a lot to do. Still, she only feels like lying down and resting.

Position in a Sentence

As a conjunctive adverb, 'still' mainly comes at the beginning of the second independent clause to show how the two clauses show contrast. Check out the examples below:

Yes, I have feelings for you, but still, I will not give you a second chance.

They threatened to kill. Still, people voiced their concerns.

Comments

Loading recaptcha
  • linkedin
  • linkedin
  • facebook
  • facebook
  • email

You might also like

Whether

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
I'm pretty sure you've heard 'whether' before, haven't you? Well, in this lesson, we are gonna see what we can learn about this word.

A lot

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
In this lesson, we're gonna learn about one of the most common words in English. Let's go.

Already

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
This time, we're gonna analyze the different functions of 'already' in the English language. If you're interested in learning more, join me.

Ever

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
You may have wondered what usages this word has in English. Well, today, I'm here to teach you everything about it.

Never

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
I wanna tell you everything about this word. If you wanna expand your knowledge of the English language, join me.

Just

bookmark
In order to add to your bookmarks you must sign in to your account
In this lesson, we will discuss everything about this word. If you're interested in expanding your knowledge, join me.
LanGeek
Download LanGeek app