late / lately

Late can be an adjective or an adverb that means after the correct time.

  • I’m not hungry because I had a late lunch. (adjective)
  • He slept late and missed his first class. (adverb)

    Lately is an adverb that means the same as recently.

  • I haven’t studied a lot lately. Work has been busy for the past couple weeks.
  • Have you read any good books lately?
  • I’ve been thinking about you lately.