Frequency adverbs

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Frequency adverbs

  1. 1. Grammar Frequency adverbs
  2. 2. When we want to say how often something happens, it is common to use frequency adverbs . It is possible to use them when referring to the past, present or future: <ul><li>We often went camping when we were children. </li></ul><ul><li>I usually go to the gym at lunchtime. </li></ul><ul><li>I will always love you. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The following list shows the most common adverbs of frequency , with the one that refers to things that happen most often at the top, and least often at the bottom: <ul><li>Always </li></ul><ul><li>Usually </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently </li></ul><ul><li>Often </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes </li></ul><ul><li>Occasionally </li></ul><ul><li>Rarely </li></ul><ul><li>Seldom </li></ul><ul><li>Hardly ever </li></ul><ul><li>Never </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>I always brush my teeth before I go to bed. (=every night) </li></ul><ul><li>I usually have toast for breakfast. (=happens most days) I frequently watch the news before dinner. (=it's common) </li></ul><ul><li>I often go to the park with my dog. (=many times) </li></ul><ul><li>I sometimes see him down at the shops. (=at particular occasions but not all the time) </li></ul><ul><li>I occasionally visit the capital. (=not happening often or regularly) </li></ul><ul><li>I rarely smoke cigars. (=it is not common) </li></ul><ul><li>I seldom have a chance to go to the theatre. (=almost never) </li></ul><ul><li>I hardly ever travel abroad. (=almost never) </li></ul><ul><li>I never work on the weekend. (=not at any time or not on any occasion) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Adverbs of frequency can occupy different positions in the sentence. With most verbs, the normal position is between the subject and the verb. With the verb &quot;to be&quot;, the adverb normally comes after the verb: <ul><li>Pedro occasionally visits us on Sundays. </li></ul><ul><li>She is often ill in winter. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More information about adverbs of frequency : <ul><li>http://grammar.englishclub.com/adverbs-frequency.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://esl.about.com/library/grammar/blgr_adverbs_frequency.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramch24.html#2a </li></ul>
  7. 7. Exercises and quizzes about adverbs of frequency : <ul><li>http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramex24.html#1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramex24.html#2 </li></ul><ul><li>http://quizzes.englishclub.com/quiz2000-09q.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.johnsesl.com/scrambledtxt/adverbs/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/CET/flashactivities/frequency_adverbs_game01.html </li></ul>

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