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Latly vs. Lately: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 10, 2024
Latly is the incorrect spelling, while Lately is correct. Lately means recently or in the recent period.

Which is correct: Latly or Lately

How to spell Lately?

Latly is Incorrect

Lately is Correct


Key Differences

Think of "ly" as the common ending for adverbs.
Associate "late" with "date"; both have the “ate” ending.
Remember "late" as the base word and add "-ly" for the adverb form.
Recollect that "lat" alone is not a word, so adding "ly" wouldn’t make sense
Imagine a clock being "late" and adding "ly" to describe its tardiness.

Correct usage of Lately

Have you noticed any changes latly?
Have you noticed any changes lately?
I haven't seen her around latly.
I haven't seen her around lately.
She's been very busy latly with her new project.
She's been very busy lately with her new project.
He hasn't been feeling well latly.
He hasn't been feeling well lately.
Latly, the weather has been really unpredictable.
Lately, the weather has been really unpredictable.

Lately Definitions

Lately refers to a recent period of time.
He's been very quiet lately.
Lately denotes something occurring not long ago.
Have you seen any good movies lately?
Lately suggests a change from an earlier state.
She's been feeling happier lately.
Lately also implies "up to the present time."
Lately, he’s been avoiding me.
Lately can mean in the latest period of time.
The company's performance has improved lately.
Not long ago; recently.
Recently; not long ago; of late.
I'd lately returned from Japan.
It's only lately that I've been well enough to get out of bed.
Not long ago; recently; as, he has lately arrived from Italy.
In the recent past;
He was in Paris recently
Lately the rules have been enforced
As late as yesterday she was fine
Feeling better of late
The spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also

Lately Sentences

The kids have been behaving better lately.
She's been reading a lot of books lately.
Lately, I've been thinking about changing my job.
I've been feeling really tired lately.
Lately, it's been harder to get up in the morning.
I haven't had much appetite lately.
Have you talked to Mike lately?
Have you seen any good movies lately?
Lately, he's been focusing on his health.
They've been discussing their future plans a lot lately.
He's been very quiet lately; I wonder if something's wrong.
She's been spending a lot of time with her family lately.
Have you been feeling okay lately?
Lately, I've been trying to save more money.
She's been experimenting with cooking lately.
She's been really into gardening lately.
Lately, it seems like traffic has gotten worse.
I've been dreaming a lot lately.
He's been working out regularly lately.
The weather has been so nice lately.
I haven't seen them around much lately.
Have you heard from Laura lately?
I've noticed you've been smiling a lot more lately.
I've been getting a lot of headaches lately.
Have you been getting enough sleep lately?

Lately Idioms & Phrases

Lately in the game

Doing something or becoming involved in something after many others have.
I know I'm lately in the game, but I've just started watching that popular TV series.


What is the verb form of Lately?

Lately is an adverb and doesn't have a verb form.

What is the singular form of Lately?

Lately is an adverb and does not have singular or plural forms.

What is the plural form of Lately?

Lately doesn't have a plural form as it's an adverb.

Which conjunction is used with Lately?

Any conjunction can be used in a sentence with "Lately" depending on context.

Why is it called Lately?

It's derived from the word "late" and the suffix "-ly," meaning in a manner or way.

What is the pronunciation of Lately?

Lately is pronounced as /ˈleɪt.li/.

What is the root word of Lately?

The root word is "late."

Which vowel is used before Lately?

The vowel “e” is used before Lately.

Which preposition is used with Lately?

Typically, no preposition directly precedes "lately." It's used after verbs or at the end of sentences.

Is Lately an adverb?

Yes, Lately is an adverb.

What is a stressed syllable in Lately?

The first syllable "Late" is stressed.

What is the third form of Lately?

Lately doesn't have verb forms.

Which article is used with Lately?

Lately does not usually require an article since it's an adverb.

Is Lately a vowel or consonant?

Lately is a word, not a single letter.

How many syllables are in Lately?

Two syllables.

Is Lately a negative or positive word?

Lately is neutral; neither inherently negative nor positive.

Is the Lately term a metaphor?

No, Lately is not a metaphor.

How do we divide Lately into syllables?


What is the opposite of Lately?

There isn't a direct opposite, but "long ago" can be used in contrast.

Which determiner is used with Lately?

Lately doesn't typically use a determiner as it's an adverb.

What is the first form of Lately?

Lately doesn't have verb forms.

How is Lately used in a sentence?

I haven't seen her lately.

Is Lately an abstract noun?

No, Lately is not a noun.

What is the second form of Lately?

Lately doesn't have verb forms.

Is Lately a noun or adjective?

Neither, Lately is an adverb.

Is Lately a countable noun?

Lately is not a noun, so it's not countable.

Is Lately a collective noun?

No, Lately is not a collective noun.

Is the word Lately imperative?

No, Lately is not imperative.

What part of speech is Lately?

Lately is an adverb.

What is another term for Lately?

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