In the first phrase you use encore for « still » and did not give toujours as an alternative. Laura Lawless in the article on thèse words says “ When talking about something that still exists or is still happening, toujours is the better option.". Why is toujours wrong here?
Freeform Writing Exercise B2
You are right in thinking that ‘toujours’ and ‘encore’ can both mean still in certain cases, but I wouldn’t say that ‘toujours’ is always the better option.
In fact having asked the question about this sentence in France ,
'Il y a quelques années quand je vivais encore en France '
All said that they would use ‘encore’ and not ‘toujours.
Hope this helps!
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