Toujours ou encore

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Toujours ou encore

In the first phrase you use encore for « still » and did not give toujours as an alternative.  Laura Lawless in the article on thèse words says “ When talking about something that still exists or is still happening, toujours is the better option.".   Why is toujours wrong here?

Asked 1 week ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Stuart, 

You are right in thinking that‘toujours’ and‘encore’ can  both mean still in certain cases, but I wouldn’t say that ‘toujours’ is always the better option.

In fact having asked the question about this sentence in France , 

'Il y a quelques années quand je vivais encore en France '

All said that they would use ‘encore’ and not ‘toujours.

Hope this helps!

Toujours ou encore

In the first phrase you use encore for « still » and did not give toujours as an alternative.  Laura Lawless in the article on thèse words says “ When talking about something that still exists or is still happening, toujours is the better option.".   Why is toujours wrong here?

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