Hi, would you please take a look at the following question?
Hundreds of viewers have _____ been waiting outside for the next screening of the movie.
A) soon B) yet C) already D) still
Answer : C
I understand "already" is an appropriate one, but why not "still"?
'still' is used to say something is in the present, not in the past. In your example, it is a present perfect, expressing something happened or never happened.
Hundreds of viewers are still waiting. (OK)
Does that help?
It certainly does! The first time I saw your reply, I didn't realize exactly what you meant. Now, after some more thinking, I understand the point your're making.