Adverbs of Frequency
Adverbs of Frequency answer the question"How often?" or "How frequently?" They tell us how often somebody does something.
Adverbs of frequency come before the main verb (except the main verb "to be"):
We usually go shopping onSaturday.
I have often done that.
She is always late.
Occasionally, sometimes, often, frequently and usually can also go at the beginning or end of a sentence:
Sometimes they come andstay with us.
I play tennis occasionally.
Rarely and seldom can also go at the end of a sentence (often with "very"):
We see them rarely.
John eats meat very seldom.
Frequency Adverbs- ALWAYS / USUALLY / OFTEN
(play, do, study, work, etc.)
Frequency Adverbs come BEFORE other verbs.
I always help the other students.
My brother usually comes late toschool.
Jenny and Susan often study in the library after class.
(am, is, are, was, were, etc.)
Frequency Adverbs come AFTER a BE verb.
I am always a good student.
My brotheris usually late to school.
Jenny and Susan are often in the library after class.
1)He listens to the radio.
He often listens to the radio. 2) They read a book.
They sometimes reada book. 3) Pete gets angry.
Pete never gets angry. 4) Tom is very friendly.
Tom is usually very friendly. 5) I take sugar in my coffee.
I sometimes take sugar in my coffee. 6) Ramonand Frank are hungry.
Ramon and Frank are often hungry. 7) My grandmother goes for a walk in the evening.
My grandmother always goes for a walk in the evening. 8) Walter helps his fatherin the kitchen.
Walter usually helps his father in the kitchen. 9) They watch TV in the afternoon.
They never watch TV in the afternoon. 10) Christine smokes.
Christine never smokes.
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