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“Still” means “in the past and now”: “It is still raining.”

Is there an English adverb meaning “now, but not in the past”?

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    You could say "it has just started raining." But I don't believe there's a single-word adverb for this. (Except maybe the non-standard "positive anymore", which is not appropriate for "it's raining" even in dialects that use it.) – Peter Shor Dec 25 '14 at 16:41
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    I wasa about to say the same thing when I read your comment, Peter. Positive any()more seems to be limited to situations of longer term, either stative or generic: It rains a lot in the winter anymore, but not *It's raining anymore. – John Lawler Dec 25 '14 at 17:43
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Now (adverb)

  • At the present time.
  • It is raining now.
  • You can also use right now to completely remove all references to other times. E.g. It's raining right now. – Richiban May 14 '15 at 11:10
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It is currently raining connotes it is raining now with no reference to the past.

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I suggest presently.

It is presently raining doesn't completely rule out past or future rain; however, I would argue that the fact you have chosen to emphasise that it is raining now does at least imply that there is some sort of contrast - whether that be with past or future.

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