The train is running late today. 作adv.，修饰running。（车今天晚点了。）
I’m sorry I’m late for the meeting. 作adj.，作为一种状态，放be动词后。（我很抱歉会议迟到了。）
later adj./adv. late的比较级，更晚；…以后，后来
I’ll call you later.（我待会儿给你打电话。）
We went to the store, but we realized later that it was closed.（我们去了商店，但后来意识到它已经关门了。）
latest adj./adv. late的最高级，最晚； adj.最新的
He arrived latest among his classmates. （在同学们中，他是最晚到的。）
Have you heard the latest news?（你听到最新消息了吗？）
This is the latest edition of the book.（这是这本书的最新版本。）
lately adv. 最近
I haven’t seen him lately.（我最近没见到他。）
She’s been busy with work lately.（她最近忙于工作。）
Fill in the blanks with "late, later, latest, lately".
My friend is always _____ for our appointments.
Don't worry, you can pay me _____.
I heard the _____ album from my favorite band and it's amazing!
I haven't seen you _____, how have you been?
He arrived _____ than expected.
_____, I've been really interested in learning a new language.
Can you come back _____, I'm busy right now.
She always gets the _____ fashion magazines.
I'm sorry I'm _____ for class, I overslept.
He promised to pay me back _____.
The _____ version of the software is much better than the previous one.
I haven't heard from her _____.
The train is running _____ because of the snowstorm.
We should start the meeting _____ because some people haven't arrived yet.
I just got a job offer for my _____ position.
I haven't been feeling well _____, I think I need to go to the doctor.
He always waits until the _____ minute to finish his homework.
Can you call me back _____? I'm in a meeting right now.
I'm really excited to see the _____ movie from my favorite director.
_____, I've been practicing my guitar every day.