Oct 10th, 2007, 04:47 am
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Join Date: Oct 8th, 2006
| | Re: I'm having problems recently.
Recently means "in the time up to now" - ie past and present but with no reference to the future. These days, on the other hand, means "in the time around the present" - ie past, present and future. So the present continuous - which describes an on-going event (already started, not yet finished) fits fine with these days, but not with recently. The problems may in reality continue or not, but there's nothing to tell us that in the adverb. It therefore fits better with a perfect construction which tells us of the past and present but doesn't commit itself to "meaning" anything about the future.