"Non è ancora là."
Translation:It is not there yet.
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you're probably way past that already, but the problem is that your sentence means something completely different
in your sentence, still would be an adjective, meaning "not moving"
if you want to use still as an adverb (with the similar meaning to yet), you need to put it before verbs (I still haven't done my homework), or between the verb and the subject (I'm still thirsty).
so the problem lies in English syntax, not in your understanding of the sentence :)
Depending on the context, "he is not still there" could mean he is not standing still, but more often than not it would mean he isn't there any more. In the first case it is an adjective, in the second, an adverb. It's part of what makes English so maddening. So, the syntax of HughSandison's sentence is not incorrect.