Would you please tell me the difference in nuance between the following two sentences?

  1. When the sun sets, I will still be running toward the goal.

  2. When the sun sets, I will be still running toward the goal.

  • How about "When the sun sets, I will be running still toward the goal."? Anyway you are just moving the adverb around, not changing the meaning in your context. – user3169 Dec 16 '16 at 3:05
  • #1 is how a native speaker would probably say it, that or (less likely) "... I still will be running toward the goal." #2 is how someone who was fumbling for words would likely say it. – Robusto Dec 16 '16 at 3:10

The difference is very subtle. Basically, it's a matter on emphasizing "running" or emphasizing "still". "I will still be running" emphasizes that you are continuing to run, while "I will be still running" emphasizes that you are running (continuously), and not doing something else.

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