If I wanted to say the meeting is still haven’t finished yet

“The meeting is still ongoing” “The meeting is still in progress”

Which one will be more appropriate and why?


First of all, you need to understand the difference between ongoing and still ongoing. Still ongoing is only used when you have referred to something being ongoing before.


Monday: "Our move to the new place is ongoing."

Tuesday: "Our move to the new place is still ongoing."

Wednesday: "Our move to the new place is done."

Example from Yahoo

Still is used to let the reader know that the situation is the same as before; it is intensifying 'ongoing'.

So assuming you mean just 'ongoing', in progress is better.

The meeting is still in progress.

This is because 'ongoing' refers to when something isn't finished and will continue for some time.

In progress refers to when a task is underway and will finish in the near future.

So unless it is a lengthy, important meeting, in progress is better.

Some evidence to back this up:


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  • Why the downvote? I'm happy to make changes and edit. – Lordology Dec 21 '18 at 7:18
  • You took your quote without attribution from Yahoo answers. You need to fix that first of all. answers.yahoo.com/question/… – Laurel Dec 21 '18 at 21:08
  • I'm with you on still. But ongoing, underway, in progress, are pretty much synonymous to me. – already puzzled Dec 22 '18 at 3:18
  • I catch your drift. 'Underway' I did use as a synonym. But the (small) difference between ongoing and in progress is that if you were talking about a longer event (days, weeks, months) you'd use ongoing. – Lordology Dec 22 '18 at 9:16

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