Adverbs of Frequency
Adverbs of Frequency - state of "how often" or "how frequently" an action or happens occurs.
Here are some common adverbs of frequency:
- Always - I always go to school.
- Generally - I am generally healthy.
- Sometimes - We sometimes go to the movies.
- Everyday - I check my e-mail everyday.
- Occasionally - My mother occasionally goes to the city.
- Usually - We usually take the bus to work.
- Rarely - I am rarely sick.
The most common way to use adverbs of frequency is to placed them before the main verb, except the verb "to be".
- I always walk to school.
- Our teacher sometimes gives us homework.
When the main verb is the verb "to be", then the adverbs of frequency comes after the verb.
- The bus driver is always friendly.
- My teacher is never late for class.
Occasionally, frequently, usually, sometimes, and some other adverbs of frequency are in the beginning of the sentence.
- Sometimes my teacher gives us lots of homework.
- Occasionally the bus does not come on time.
It is possible to have adverbs of frequency are placed after the main verb, such as occasionally, rarely, often etc.
- Our teacher is not sick often.
- My mother yell rarely.