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    Lately or recently

    I haven’t seen her lately
    I haven’t seen her recently

    Question: which period of not seeing her is longer? I have always thought that lately means days/weeks ago and recently – months/years ago. In one of The Voice (US) episodes the announcer was talking about the previous day’s results and said “recently”. Please, advise.

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    Re: Lately or recently

    There is no difference in meaning.

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    Re: Lately or recently

    The announcer's usage is OK, though yesterday would be more common there.

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