As adjectives, late & short have completely different meanings than their adverb forms, lately & shortly For today’s English lesson, let’s learn how to use these adjectives and adverbs in Everyday English.
Here are the example sentences:
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- The trains and busses in NYC are often late.
- I was late for work today because of the stupid trains again.
- Don’t be late. The boss will get angry.
- Lately, the weather has been getting warmer.
- I haven’t see Jack lately. I guess he’s been busy at work.
- I haven’t eaten sushi lately. Let’s have it for lunch!
- I am too short to reach the top shelf. Can you hand me that book?
- I was surprised that the actor is short. He looks tall on TV.
- This USB cable is short, so I need to move the printer closer to the PC.
- I’ll be finished with this phone call shortly and then we can chat.
- The taxi should be here shortly, so put on your jacket and get ready.
- Here is your table. The waiter will be with you shortly.
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