Meaning of ALWAYS in English

ALWAYS

adverb

1

BAD : Come and spend the weekend with me. I live always at the same address in Croydon.

GOOD : Come and spend the weekend with me. I still live at the same address in Croydon.

BAD : He died a long time ago, but his ideas are always alive.

GOOD : He died a long time ago, but his ideas are still alive.

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Always means 'all the time' or 'every time': 'She has always wanted her own Mercedes.' 'I always go to work by train.'

To say that a previous situation has not changed and continues 'now' (at the time of speaking), use still (NOT always ) : 'Lucy is recovering, but she's still in hospital.' 'The house is still for sale.'

2

BAD : I have always the feeling that she enjoys teaching us.

GOOD : I always have the feeling that she enjoys teaching us.

BAD : You will be always welcome.

GOOD : You will always be welcome.

BAD : During the winter months, they always were in the kitchen.

GOOD : During the winter months, they were always in the kitchen.

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