English Usage: Late | Lately | Latest | Last

In this episode from Perfect English Podcast, you will learn how to use the following four words, late, lately, latest and last. These four words are very close in meaning, but they are used differently in different contexts and meanings. After you listen to the episode, you can check your understanding in a short quiz.

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Perfect English Podcast Episode 30 Quiz

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Etta arrived ______.

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Her ______ two pictures have been disasters.

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As you know, I've ______ been dabbling in psychology.

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I was ten minutes ______ for my appointment.

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The ______ closure marks yet another chapter in the history of Gebeit.

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Perfect English Podcast Episode 30 - English Usage: Late | Lately | Latest | Last Quiz
Perfect English Podcast Episode 30 - English Usage: Late | Lately | Latest | Last Quiz

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Episode Transcript

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Welcome to a new episode from perfect English podcast. Today we’re going to talk about some English usage tips. And we’re going to specifically talk about the words late and lately, latest and last. Let’s start with late and lately, late is used as an adjective or an adverb. If you are late for something you arrive after the time that was arranged. For example, we say I was 10 minutes late for my appointment. You can also say that someone arrives late. We can say for example, it arrived late. You do not say that someone arrives lately. We used lately to say that something has been happening since a short time ago. For example, as you know, I’ve lately been dabbling in psychology. Now what about the words latest and last, you use latest or last to talk about one of a series of events which is continuing to happen, or one of a series of things which someone is continuing to have or produce. Now for events, if one of a series of events is happening now, or has just happened, you refer to it as the latest one. For example, the latest closure marks yet another chapter in the history of this city. You refer to the event before the latest one as the last one. If no event of the kind you are talking about has happened recently, you refer to the most recent one as the last one. For example, the weeds that had grown since the last harvest. Now when you talk about things you have or produce, if someone keeps Having or producing a series of things, you refer to the one that they have now, or the one they have produced most recently as their latest one. For example, we say her latest boyfriend or his latest novel, the comfort of strangers, you refer to the one before their latest one as their last one. If they have not had or produced one recently, you refer to their most recent one as their last one. For example, Luke has not been idle since family life, his last film for the cinema, you can talk about more than one thing in this way by putting blast in front of a number. For example, you can talk about his last three books, you can say her last two pictures have been disasters, and that is all you need to know about the words late and lately. Latest and last. Thank you very much. I’ll see you in the next episode. I hope you have learned a lot today and I’m pretty sure that your English is a step closer to perfect English. This was your host Danny. Don’t forget to subscribe. I’ll see you next time.

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