recently - newly - lately

recently - newly - lately
Recently and newly are both used to indicate that something happened only a short time ago. There is no difference in meaning, but newly can only be used with an `-ed' form, usually in front of a noun.

...the newly elected Labour Government.

On the newly painted white wall was a photograph of the President.

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Recently can be used in several positions in a sentence.

...this recently established genre of films.

Recently a performance of Macbeth was given there.

There was recently a formal inquiry.

I have recently re-read all his books.

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You can use recently or lately to say that something started happening a short time ago and is continuing to happen. You cannot use newly with this meaning.

They have recently been taking German lessons.

Lately he's been going around with Miranda Watkins.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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