Could you please tell me if there is any difference in meaning between still and so far when used in negative present perfect sentences? For example:
So far I haven't found a job.
I still haven't found a job.
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"So far" indicates a progress report. So far I have sent my resume to 15 possible employers, but I haven't found a job.
"Still" gives emphasis that something is true despite a circumstance or expectation that it might not be. This could be time, as in your example - I still haven't found a job. It could be something else, which is often explained. Examples are They were down to 10 players but they still won. After the election Edward Heath was still the prime minister. He was told he had to do the job, but he still didn't do it.