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Adverbs of Frequency
Overview | Degree | Duration | Frequency | Manner | Place | Probability | Time | Adverbial
Comparative | Superlative
Adverbs of frequency tell us how often something is done.
Adverbs of frequency include; always, constantly, continually, frequently, infrequently, intermittently, normally, occasionally, often, periodically, rarely, regularly, seldom, sometimes etc.
I always do my homework on time. - In this sentence always shows us the frequency (how often) I do my homework on time.
She goes out occasionally. - In this sentence occasionally shows us the frequency (how often) she goes out.
|now and then|
|once in a while|
Adverbs of frequency appear between the subject and the verb in a sentence:-
I always update the calendar at the beginning of the month.
Poetria often takes notes during the Skype sessions.
Adverbs of frequency appear after a form of the to be - am, are, is (was, were) in a sentence:-
I am never late.
Skype is occasionally frustrating.
They were always noisy.
Adverbs of frequency go between an auxiliary verb and the main verb:-
Anne doesn't usually smoke.
If there are two auxiliary verbs, the adverb of frequency goes between them:-
I have never been to Asia.
The adverbs of frequency often, usually, sometimes and occasionally can go at the beginning of a sentence:-
Usually I don't give personal advice. = I don't usually give personal advice.
Occasionally we go for a drive on a Sunday. = We occasionally go for a drive on a Sunday.
Adverbs of frequency go before the verbs used to or have to:-
I always used to celebrate bonfire night.
I usually have to get up early to walk Laika.
When something happens regularly at a fixed time we can use the following as adverbs:-
|Ever fortnight (two weeks)||=||Fortnightly|
I get a newspaper every day. = I get the newspaper daily.
I pay my rent every month. = I pay my rent monthly.