How fast should you read? The answer depends on what you are reading. Sometimes you need to read things slowly and carefully. At other times, you can read quickly, and at still other times, you can read at an average speed.

The adverb still has at least three senses. What does it mean here? Has it been written in a normal place?

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This is the meaning of "still" in the text you quoted. It is in the correct place.

still adverb (GREATER DEGREE)
​ B2 to an even greater degree or in an even greater amount:


  • In the example, hasn't the writer sort of dramatized it? I mean it is not something extraordinary: Sometimes A, at other times B, and at other times C. Is there any point in the emphasis?
    – Juya
    Dec 10, 2018 at 21:47
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    What is being emphasised is not some special quality of the third possibility, rather, the multiplicity of possibilities (greater than two). Dec 10, 2018 at 22:44

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