I think boggiee's examples we are dealing with a relatively long period which could range from a week to several months. Would it still be OK to use "at the moment," or "right now." to convey the same idea?In boggiee's examples, I would be likely to use "at the moment," or "right now." In a more formal setting, I would use "currently."
I don't say that "these days" mean "at the moment' or 'right now'". I say that "nowadays" means "these days", hence "at the moment" MUST mean "these days".I don't know what exactly the OP example means so I find it hard to talk about it. I suspect a basic error. There's no context either.
However, 'these days' is not necessarily the same as 'at the moment' or 'right now'. Speech is an expression of thought and thought arises from circumstances. It would be easy to say they are interchangeable, but I doubt that's always true.
I say that "nowadays" means "these days",
hence "at the moment" MUST mean "these days
No, I don't think the word "nowadays" is at all old-fashioned.In another thread I was advised that "nowadays" is "old fashioned". I just looked up the word in seven online dictionaries and not one of them listed this as archaic or dated.
Is this word out of fashion at this time? Is it dated?