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Is there any difference between "nowadays" and "these days"?

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    Nowadays = the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech.

    These days = the period of time that is happening now or happened in the past

    However, usage is different. Using DancingBear's example,

    "These days I HAVE BEEN too busy with work to write to you."
    "Nowadays I AM too busy with work to write to you."

     

    very similar meaning
    nowadays = the present, the current days
    these days = the current days

     

    They're interchangeable / near synonyms.

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